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, tense, talky, realistic, enigmatic and surreal films and TV shows about / with ambiguity, blood, murder, violence, surrealism, dialogue, storytelling, death, runaway and police investigation plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
ambiguity movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ambiguity: Perfect Blue (1997), Inception (2010), Hour of the Wolf (1968), Hercules (2014), Persona (1966), Doubt (2008), American Psycho (2000), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Angel's Egg (1985), Automatic at Sea (2016).

List of ambiguity movies

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: suspenseful, surreal, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: singer, stalking, split personality, obsession, murder, tv show, actress, mind game, fan, mentally unstable, career, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, mind control, hi-tech, imagination, virtual reality, subconscious, dreams ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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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, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: island, artist, isolation, diary, obsession, losing-it hero, mental illness, crumbling marriage, breakdown, pregnant wife, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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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: mercenary, warrior, hercules, legends and myths, battle, superhuman powers, battles, heroic mission, adventure, strong man, greek mythology, strongman ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, athens greece, dungeon
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Persona (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, psychological, talky, surreal ...
Plot: confession, actress, nurse, silence, psychiatry, patient, violence, postmodernism, betrayal, dream, institution, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
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Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: realistic, clever, sincere, serious, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: clergy, nun, pedophile, school, boy, guilt, compassion, wine, tolerance, janitor, gift, singing ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: dark humor, stylized, psychological, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, hidden identity, millionaire, wall street, insanity, unlikely criminals, fear, confession, victim, yuppie, maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: rough, atmospheric, sadistic, captivating, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prohibition, gangsters, friendship, organized crime, torture, murder, rape, childhood friends, regret, corruption, criminal heroes, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1920s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
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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, dark fantasy, angel, warrior, religion, fish, water, surrealism, little girl ...
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: house, naked woman, male female relationship, young woman, exercise, internal monologue, swedish, traveler, ambiguity, watching someone, sitting in a tree, swede ...
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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: ambiguous ending, disturbing, suspense, intellectual, macabre ...
Plot: expedition, transformation, scientist, mutation, psychologist, research, mission, depression, quarantine, mutant, alligator, paramedic ...
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, revelation, disappearance, night, surveillance, brawl, convenience store, tragedy, insanity, death of son, attic, disturbed childhood ...
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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, serious, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mental institution, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, paranoia, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, delusion, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
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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, ambiguity, rage, imagination, party, school, psychological thriller, embezzlement, repeated scene, tumor, brain damage, mental health ...
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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: tense, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: cult, hotel, redemption, religions or cults, confined, power relations, parents and children, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, kidnapping, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: grudge, argument, urination, abduction, grave, shovel, long hair, drifter, dublin ireland, spitting blood, yelling, irish ...
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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, violence, loser, insanity, birthday party, old couple, ambiguity, birthday present, cigarette smoking, 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: lawyer, graduate, secret lover, trial, court, innocence, justice, prison sentence, revenge motive, wife husband relationship, falsely accused, 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: homosexual, tuberculosis, falling in love, sacrifice, love triangle, ambiguity, teacher
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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, horse, cousin cousin relationship, farm, gay teenager, country, boy, summer, bathing, injustice, family secret, precocious child ...
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, revenge, private school, preparatory school, high school, school, vengeance, teen drinking, fistfight, betrayal, vendetta, academy ...
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, survival, alien invasion, captive, psychological manipulation, farmhouse, disposing of a dead body, loneliness ...
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, eroticism, lesbianism, bare breasts, dead woman on bed, surrealism, pubic hair, accused of murder, tied up, lesbian, body painting, stabbed with scissors ...
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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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay, coming of age, suicide, lgbt, gays and lesbians, youth, homecoming, hanging, drugs/alcohol, family life, unhappiness ...
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, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: cigarette smoking, psychopath, addiction, chain smoking, smoking, cigarette, rehabilitation, couple relations, riddles and clues, crimes, danger, couples ...
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: friendship, redemption, bank, small town, betrayal, aging, gold, buddies, gang, adventure, lone wolves, vengeance ...
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, epic, realistic, touching ...
Plot: circus, tragic hero, fall in love, performer's life, love, bollywood, unfulfilled love, under the surface, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
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, gloomy, twists and turns, surreal, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, time travel, police brutality, reluctant partners, rock, mystery, crime, police station, urban, law enforcement, misfit, rivalry ...
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, racism, lebanese, human nature, couple relations, romance, culture clash, love affair, social differences, love and romance, society, couples ...
Place: cuba, london, england, europe, latin america ...
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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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, tattoo, psychopath, rapist, gory, neo noir, crime, murder, drug abuse, drug lord, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, japan
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