Ambiguity movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ambiguity movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, enigmatic, tense, talky, surreal and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with ambiguity, surrealism, murder, blood, death, storytelling, dialogue, police investigation, runaway and flashback plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
ambiguity movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ambiguity: School's Out (2018), Angel's Egg (1985), Automatic at Sea (2016), Annihilation (2018), The Lost Village (2016), Shutter Island (2010), Inception (2010), You Disappear (2017), Faults (2014), Hell's Drifter (2009).

List of ambiguity movies

School's Out (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Pierre Hoffman joins St Joseph’s College to stand in for a young French teacher who threw himself from the window of his classroom. But he soon starts noticing strange behaviour from his Year 10 class.
Style: ambiguous ending, avant garde
Plot: substitute teacher, genius, classroom, french, anonymous telephone call, deer, ambiguity, teen suicide, teenager, surrealism, gay, dancing ...
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Angel's Egg (1985)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg.
Style: gothic, avant garde, ambiguous ending
Plot: girl, egg, city, fossil, crucifix, religion, minimal dialogue, noah's ark, glass, nomad, angel, embryo ...
Place: europe, japan
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Automatic at Sea (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia, USA, Denmark
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On a whim, Eve, a young Swedish traveler, accepts an invitation from Peter to vacation on his family's private island off the coast of New England. As a series of unexpected delays prevent other guests from arriving, Eve discovers that she has ...
Plot: invitation, bloody mouth, exercise, traveler, swedish, internal monologue, ambiguity, sitting in a tree, swede, watching someone, beach, vacation ...
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Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Style: disturbing, suspense, ambiguous ending, intellectual, macabre ...
Plot: expedition, transformation, scientist, mutation, quarantine, psychologist, research, missing person, dna, mission, female protagonist, mutant ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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The Lost Village (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: A shady bus tour of young men and women are headed to an elusive village called Nanakimura. A destination where people can partake in an utopian existence, free of the world's obstacles... or so goes the rumor. Heading deep into the mountains, ...
Style: suspense, disturbing
Plot: sociopath, knife, bound and gagged, psychopath, teenage girl, explosion, flashlight, loss of son, abused child, teenage boy, cliff, surrealism ...
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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, tense, serious, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, island, delusion, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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Inception (2010)
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: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, clever, exciting ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, mind control, virtual reality, hi-tech, imagination, dreams, corporate world ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, japan, sydney australia
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You Disappear (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Frederik is the headmaster of a private school and one day he is being accused of stealing 12 million Danish crowns from the school. But everything is not as simple as it might seem. Frederik has been living with a tumor in his brain for the last 3 ...
Plot: brain tumor, psychological thriller, memory, illusion, infidelity, male nudity, ambiguity, identity, tumor, mental health, repeated scene, brain damage ...
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Faults (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Claire is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire's parents recruit one of the world's foremost experts on mind control, Ansel Roth.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hotel, cult, religions or cults, redemption, kidnapping, brainwashing, power relations, parents and children, confined, down on your luck, life is a bitch, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Hell's Drifter (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A malevolent vagrant decides to make life hell for an injured accident victim.
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: argument, grudge, severed head, insect, dream, neck breaking, helicopter, ambush, river, abduction, dirt road, attempted escape ...
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The Birthday Party (1968)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on Harold Pinter's enigmatic play about a border in a British seaside dwelling who is visited by two strangers. They torment him verbally, ask him idiotic unanswerable questions, force him to sit down and stand up, and give him a ...
Plot: mind game, boarding house, newspaper, loser, violence, birthday present, cigarette smoking, ambiguity, old couple, birthday party, insanity, psychological torture ...
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Bezmiar Sprawiedliwosci (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Young Lukasz, who was persuaded by his father to study law, listens to the story of experienced lawyer Wilczek about a memorable murder case from his past.
Plot: trial, lawyer, justice, court, innocence, secret lover, graduate, prison sentence, revenge motive, falsely accused, wife husband relationship, male female relationship ...
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The Lovers of Marona (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is based on Iwaszkiewicz's autobiographic story and focuses on main character's (Janek's) close relationship with a woman named Ola and a man named Arek. It takes place in a small village called Marona which is situated by ...
Plot: ambiguity, falling in love, love triangle, sacrifice, tuberculosis, teacher, homosexual
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Take Me to the River (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A naive California teen plans to remain above the fray at his Nebraskan family reunion, but a strange encounter places him at the center of a long-buried family secret.
Plot: river, cousin cousin relationship, horse, precocious child, injustice, child molestation, summer, bathing, menstruation, hiding, family secret, blood stain ...
Place: nebraska
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Prep School (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon learning of his girlfriend's infidelity, Greg, the star player of his elite private school’s rugby team, suffers an emotional breakdown, leaving his friends and teammates to pick up the pieces and deal with the crisis in their own ways, ...
Style: surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: rugby, preparatory school, private school, revenge, high school, secret, dog, telephone, speech, drink, drinking, blood ...
Place: san francisco, california
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, atmospheric, suspenseful, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien, kidnapping, bunker, paranoia, strong female character, survival, alien invasion, ufo, psychological manipulation, farmhouse, disposing of a dead body ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman is questioned by the police and the judges, suspected of being a modern witch. The girl who shared her apartment has been found dead, and a pair of scisors impaled through her heart, as she lay attached to the bedposts. Apparently, the ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: murder, lesbianism, eroticism, fire, lesbian kiss, bicycle, lesbian, lawyer, bare breasts, prostitute, pubic hair, sea ...
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The Hanging Garden (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but ...
Style: captivating, emotional, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, gay, suicide, youth, homecoming, hanging, lgbt, gays and lesbians, gender, haunted by the past, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, tokyo
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No Smoking (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A man fights against a tyrannical institution for his right to smoke, hence, for individual freedom.
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, dark humor ...
Plot: psychopath, cigarette smoking, couple relations, couples, danger, addiction, rehabilitation, crimes, riddles and clues, smoking, chain smoking, cigarette ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india, siberia
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Ride the High Country (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, betrayal, aging, bank, small town, gold, lone wolves, adventure, criminal heroes, rivalry, code ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: california, idaho, texas
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My Name Is Joker (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 224 min.
Story: Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters, from his school days to the circus to the streets, he must always make people laugh and be happy, no matter how unhappy he is ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, touching, realistic, epic ...
Plot: tragic hero, circus, under the surface, selflessness, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, hopes, bollywood, love affair, fall in love, self discovery, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: india, bombay india
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Life on Mars (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Life on Mars is a British television series broadcast on BBC One between January 2006 and April 2007. The series combines elements of science fiction and police procedural, featuring an officer from the Greater Manchester Police who travels back in ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, stylized, rough, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, police detective, police investigation, disorder, culture clash, rivalry, mystery, fighting crime, crimes, police, police brutality, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester england, manchester
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Yes (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: She is a scientist. He is a Lebanese doctor. They meet at a banquet and fall into a carefree, passionate relationship. But difficulties abound because of his heritage and her loveless marriage. She flies to Havana to sort things out on the beach and ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, lebanese, racism, culture clash, society, social differences, love affair, couples, politics, exile, couple relations, romance ...
Place: cuba, london, latin america, england, europe ...
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Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, bleak, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: island, isolation, artist, diary, mental illness, obsession, infidelity, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Tattoo (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marc Schrader, a rookie cop caught red-handed with drugs in a police raid of an illegal rave, joins a homicide investigation conducted by Chief Inspector Minks. The victim is a naked young woman with the skin stripped off her back, killed as she ...
Style: scary, tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, tattoo, rapist, neo noir, police investigation, murder, mind game, rivalry, crime, crimes, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, japan
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Swimming Pool (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this ...
Style: sexual, psychological, atmospheric, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, writing, repression, diary, midlife crisis, self discovery, swimming, swimming pool, countryside, subway, writer's life, solitude ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, london
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Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, mercenary, warrior, hercules, battle, superhuman powers, battles, heroic mission, strong man, adventure, lone hero, father daughter relationship ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, athens greece, dungeon
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The Trial (1962)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: paranoia, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, legal, on the run, expressionism, rebellion, post war, life is a bitch, society, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 18th century, 1920s
Place: russia
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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, coming of age, expedition, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, trip, orphanage, boarding school life, mystery, boarding school, repression, small town ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: australia, south australia
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Perfect Blue (1997)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Style: psychological, surreal, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: singer, stalking, split personality, obsession, murder, tv show, actress, fan, mind game, serial killer, ambition, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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