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The list contains the best, new and most relevant enigmatic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out enigmatic, suspense, cerebral, psychological, suspenseful and serious films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, murder, death, twists & turns, catastrophe, mentor, psychology, mystery and blood plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as enigmatic: Eraserhead (1977), Blue Velvet (1986), Zodiac (2007), Gone Girl (2014), Fight Club (1999), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), The Jacket (2005), Lost (2004), Alien: Covenant (2017), The Best Offer (2013).
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Fight Club
Drama
USA, Germany
139 min.
 8.8
Lost
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.4
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Castle Rock
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.4
Reverie
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 6.7

List of enigmatic movies

 7.4
 86K
Eraserhead
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, enigmatic, psychological, art house, avant garde ...
Plot: surrealism, insanity, nightmare, art, imagination, baby, cult, crazy, psychology, existentialism, dreams, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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 7.8
 156K
Blue Velvet
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: surreal, enigmatic, art house, dark, post modern ...
Plot: mystery, postmodernism, small town, investigation, amateur detective, surrealism, sexuality, eccentricity, neo noir, innocence lost, voyeurism, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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 7.7
 370K
Zodiac
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, investigation, crime, murder, police, murder mystery, uncover truth, paranoia, obsession, violence, code ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1979 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: tense, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, missing wife, mystery, investigation, disappearance, manipulation, obsession, police investigation, psychology, moral ambiguity, infidelity, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
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 8.8
 1.6M
Fight Club
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, bleak, surreal, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: schizophrenia, imaginary friend, fight scenes, dissociative identity disorder, dual identity, fist fighting, imagination, violence, mental instability, psychology, split personality, visionary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: stylized, enigmatic, offbeat, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: hotel, mentor protege relationship, murder, murder mystery, inheritance, existentialism, prison escape, greed, storytelling, eccentricity, disorder, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1960s, year 1968 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, central europe, alps
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 7.1
 101K
The Jacket
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, tricky, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, existentialism, time loop, race against time, memory loss, supernatural, amnesia, mental institution, mentally unstable, alternate reality, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, future, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: vermont
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 8.4
 438K
Lost
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, exciting, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: survival, island, plane crash, adventure, destiny, air disaster, life & death, danger, survivor, stranded on an island, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.4
 208K
Alien: Covenant
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, bad ending ...
Plot: fantasy world, alien life-form, monster, brutality, alien invasion, androids, alien technology, outer space, human versus alien, transformation, atheism, mission ...
Time: future
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 7.8
 90K
The Best Offer
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: psychological, enigmatic, melancholic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: manipulation, adult virgin, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness, mysterious character, solitude, forgery, mystery, psychology, happiness, art theft, art collector ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, vienna, europe, prague czech republic
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 7.9
 468K
Arrival
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, philosophical, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, first contact, alien invasion, spacecraft, time loop, flash forward, language barrier, destiny, loss, death of daughter, memory, existentialism ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: montana, china, venezuela, massachusetts, sudan ...
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 8.8
 1.7M
Inception
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: surreal, psychological, suspense, ambiguous ending, futuristic ...
Plot: dreams, alternate reality, teamwork, neo noir, virtual reality, existentialism, redemption, philosophy, hi-tech, memory, heist, psychological manipulation ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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 6.9
 228K
Vanilla Sky
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: surreal, psychological, enigmatic, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: virtual reality, obsession, surrealism, love, love triangle, disfigurement, mystery, mind game, existentialism, alternate reality, redemption, disfigured face ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 318K
Cloud Atlas
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: non-linear, philosophical, atmospheric, futuristic, intellectual ...
Plot: destiny, reincarnation, multiple storylines, human nature, life philosophy, existentialism, justice, wisdom of life, human existence, love, karma, sacrifice ...
Time: future, 19th century, 1930s, 30s, 70s ...
Place: hawaii, south korea, seoul
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Nosferatu the Vampyre
Genre: Horror
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ghoulish Count Dracula lures a naive estate agent, Jonathan Harker, to his decaying Transylvanian castle with the promise of easy money. But when he spies a portrait of the man's beautiful young wife Lucy, the vampire becomes obsessed and sets ...
Style: gothic, scary, bleak, enigmatic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, immortality, blood, loneliness, deadly creature, death, palaces castles and temples, danger, deadly, supernatural, hidden identity, solitude ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 70s, 20th century
Place: romania, europe, transylvania, bulgaria, seaport ...
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The Boarding School
Genre: Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: El Internado Laguna Negra was a Spanish television drama-thriller focusing on the students of a fictional boarding school in a forest, where teenagers are sent by their parents to study. The boarding school is situated in a forest far from the city, ...
Style: enigmatic, tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, experiment, mystery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder mystery, teacher student relationship, secret room, little girl, teenager, death of friend, dealing with death, nazis ...
Place: dungeon
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 7.8
 56K
The OA
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.
Style: enigmatic, suspense, bleak, mysterious, twist ending
Plot: healing, abduction, supernatural, storytelling, disappearance, friendship, missing girl, forbidden love, ritual, mysticism, healer, maniac ...
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 5.7
 14K
2:22
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man's life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.
Style: enigmatic, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, twist ending
Plot: investigation, time loop, repeated event, coincidence, murder, romance, train station, paranoid, control room, prediction, airplane, saving a life ...
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Southland Tales
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: surreal, enigmatic, dark humor, cynical, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, surrealism, alternate reality, surveillance, brutality, memory, future dystopia, apocalypse, dishonesty, chaos, split personality, prophecy ...
Time: future, year 2008, near future, year 2005, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north korea, middle east ...
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 6.9
 151K
Basic Instinct
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: erotic, suspenseful, sexy, psychological, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, manipulation, sexual relations, sex addict, murder, female serial killer, dying during sex, police investigation, dangerous attraction, sexual obsession, sex, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.7
 26K
Interstate 60
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: surreal, road movie, witty, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, self discovery, wish come true, dream girl, life philosophy, mentor, existentialism, adventure, destiny, twists & turns, surrealism, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
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 6.4
 26K
ARQ
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two old friends living in a dystopic future become trapped in a mysterious time loop — one that may have something to do with an ongoing battle between an omnipotent corporation and a ragtag band of rebels.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, suspense, tense, futuristic ...
Plot: time loop, technology, survival, existentialism, memory, parallel universe, twists & turns, post apocalyptic, catastrophe, couples, life & death, creativity ...
Time: future
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 7.2
 162K
Fracture
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, manipulation, murder mystery, mystery, obsession, perfect crime, guilt, revenge, courtroom drama, adultery, murder, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 5.9
 34K
After.Life
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: psychological, bleak, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, death, life & death, talking to the dead, dealing with death, danger, mentor, psychology, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.5
 28K
Sleuth
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: talky, intellectual, suspense, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: mind game, verbal byplay, dialogue driven, writers, one on one, game playing, fear, manipulation, rivalry, brutality, greed, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.4
 11K
Castle Rock
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, bleak, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mysticism, lawyer, crimes, man with no name, family relations, mystery, investigation, paranormal phenomena, mind reading, danger, society, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 13K
Wynonna Earp
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the IDW Comic, Wynonna Earp follows Wyatt Earp's great granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. With her unique abilities, and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she's the only thing that can bring the paranormal to ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, not serious, exciting, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal, sister sister relationship, sibling relationship, demon, saving a life, family relations, family curse, lgbt, gunslinger, fight, battle, save the world ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.0
 10K
Stitchers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A young woman is recruited into a secret government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders.
Style: captivating, enigmatic, light, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, crime, female protagonist, special agents, secret government organization, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, workplace problem, science, memory, computer genius, scientist, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 2K
Reverie
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A former detective specializing in human behavior is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.
Style: captivating, enigmatic, exciting, thought provoking
Plot: virtual reality, technology, murder, strong female character, imagination, family relations, subconscious, family problems, ex law enforcer, psychology, danger, new job ...
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 7.8
 20K
Devious Maids
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series centers on four Latina maids working in the homes of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families, and a newcomer who made it personal after a maid was murdered and determined to uncover the truth behind her demise, and in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, enigmatic, humorous
Plot: maid, secret, female friendship, secrets, female protagonist, couple relations, deception, betrayal, murder, love, latinx lead, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
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cerebral
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The Island 2006
8.0
Inception 2010
8.8
Fight Club 1999
8.8
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Interstellar 2014
8.6
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melancholic
melancholic movies
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 2003
8.1
The Fountain 2006
7.3
The Revenant 2015
8.0
Demolition 2015
7.0
American Beauty 1999
8.4
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talky
talky movies
The King's Speech 2010
8.0
Sleuth 2007
6.5
The Social Network 2010
7.7
Django Unchained 2012
8.4
Her 2013
8.0
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loneliness
loneliness movies
Her 2013
8.0
The Great Gatsby 2013
7.3
Life of Pi 2012
7.9
WALL·E 2008
8.4
Edward Scissorhands 1990
7.9
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reflective
reflective movies
The Door in the Floor 2004
6.7
Dance with a Stranger 1985
6.8
Yi Yi: A One and a Two... 2000
8.1
After Life 1998
7.7
Autumn Sonata 1978
8.3
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existentialism
existentialism movies
Groundhog Day 1993
8.0
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Good Will Hunting 1997
8.3
Inception 2010
8.8
Her 2013
8.0
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harsh
harsh movies
300 2006
7.7
Dunkirk 2017
8.0
Slumdog Millionaire 2008
8.0
Gangs of New York 2002
7.5
The Pianist 2002
8.5
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interesting
interesting movies
Memento 2000
8.5
The Prestige 2006
8.5
Fight Club 1999
8.8
The Sixth Sense 1999
8.1
City of God 2002
8.6
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