Sinister movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sinister movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, sinister, suspenseful, disturbing, scary and weird films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, violence, brutality, twists and turns, danger, survival, murder, catastrophe and chase plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sinister: Martyrs (2008), Sinister (2012), Shutter Island (2010), The Collector (2009), Under the Skin (2013), A Cure for Wellness (2016), Wrong Turn (2003), Mama (2013), One Missed Call (2003), Tailgate (2019).

List of sinister movies

 7.0
 96K
Martyrs (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Style: disturbing, twist ending, scary, suspense, sinister ...
Plot: torture, cult, kidnapping, child abuse, violence, revenge, brutality, torture chamber, death, afterlife, torment, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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 6.8
 255K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, murder, supernatural horror, fear, crimes, paranormal activity, investigation, evil force, writer's life, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
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 8.2
 1.3M
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, suspense, confusing ...
Plot: twists and turns, plot twist, mental illness, investigation, insanity, mystery, psychology, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, memory, schizophrenia ...
Time: year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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 6.3
 67K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: slasher, scary, brutal, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, torture, home invasion, psychopath, trap, deathtrap, homicidal maniac, massacre, sadistic horror, maniac, mystery killer, trapped in a building ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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 6.3
 145K
Under the Skin (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seductive alien prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell.
Style: surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, dark ...
Plot: alien, human prey, femme fatale, disguise, creature, extraterrestrial, female nudity, desire, very little dialogue, eroticism, nightclub, deformity ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
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A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they ...
Style: gothic, suspense, dark, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: cure, patient, therapist, spa, capitalism, capitalist, slut, dark secret, nubile girl, sauna, torture, lust ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: swiss alps, switzerland, alps, manhattan new york city, new york
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 6.1
 121K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, cannibalism, forest, chase, massacre, disfigurement, youth, strong violent content, manhunt, survival horror, trap, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, usa, virginia, texas
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 6.2
 182K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, macabre, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, mother daughter relationship, afterlife, supernatural horror, adoption, children, paranormal activity, revenge, redemption, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: macabre, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, urban legend, hospital, mystery, supernatural, child abuse, spirit, good versus evil, mysterious death, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
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 5.8
 3K
Tailgate (2019)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A cocksure, road-raging family man finds himself pursued and terrorized by the vengeful van driver he chooses to tailgate.
Style: suspense, slasher, road movie, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: road rage, driving, highway, serial killer, car chase, chase, psychopath, evil man, on the road, violence, brutality, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: netherlands
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 7.7
 607K
Get Out (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: racism, hypnosis, brainwashing, satire, cult, survival, kidnapping, abduction, secret society, disappearance, female villain, manipulation ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
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 6.3
 134K
The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.
Style: suspense, scary, exciting, tense, absurd ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: shark, survival, surfing, animal attack, shark attack, killer shark, sea, ocean, creature feature, great white shark, trapped, beach ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, australia, texas, tijuana mexico
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 6.2
 135K
The Visit (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances ...
Style: suspense, twist ending, disturbing, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, kids in trouble, siblings relations, elderly, family relations, found footage, farm, disturbed individual, sibling relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, parents and children, basement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying ...
Style: scary, suspense, bad ending, dark, suspenseful ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, morgue, autopsy, supernatural horror, witchcraft, corpse, mutilation, dead woman, twists and turns, supernatural power, murder ...
Place: london, new england
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 6.8
 244K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: scary, macabre, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, evil, being followed, teenage girl, death, voyeurism, sex, supernatural being, monster, sex in car, peeping tom ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: michigan, california, detroit, usa, plymouth
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Goodnight Mommy (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine year old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: twins, mental illness, brother brother relationship, twists and turns, boy, divorce, torture, isolation, punishment, domineering mother, killer child, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, central europe
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 6.0
 22K
Backcountry (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple on a deep-wilderness hike become hopelessly lost within an aggressive black bear's territory.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, forest, camping, nature, wilderness, dangerous animal, bear, lost in the woods, isolation, bear attack, lost, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
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 7.2
 129K
Coherence (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, tense, confusing ...
Plot: twists and turns, parallel world, alternate reality, parallel universe, time loop, disorder, comet, friends, paranoia, dinner party, confinement indoors, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 5.9
 86K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: imaginary friend, plot twist, twists and turns, split personality, psychologist, mental illness, mystery, haunted by the past, murder, single father, serial killer, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, death, life & death, teenager, characters killed one by one, survival, destiny, air disaster, disaster, race against time, freak accident, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.
Style: scary, suspense, dark, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, witch, supernatural, fear, forest, survival, videotaping, panic, wilderness, paranormal activity, lost in the woods, mysterious place ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: maryland, usa
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 7.5
 76K
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, psychological, suspense, scary, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, sadism, torment, bad guy wins, torture, kidnapping, psychopath, home invasion, family in danger, egg, lake, physical abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
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 6.6
 182K
Event Horizon (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, futuristic, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, supernatural, trapped in space, insanity, space station, nightmare, hallucination, space and aliens, rescue team, survival, astronaut, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 2040s, 21st century
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 7.0
 56K
Breakdown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn't return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker -- who tells the police he's never ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, uncover truth, murder, road trip, conspiracy, desert, highway, ransom, car breakdown, car, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, arizona, massachusetts, usa
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 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, police, psychology, police investigation, psychopath, insanity, crimes, killings, murder, powerful ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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 7.2
 16K
Nightwatch (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. Therefore and because of a strange bet with his fellow ...
Style: macabre, suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological ...
Plot: doctors, serial killer, mystery, bet, night watchman, brutality, crimes, morgue, oral sex, perversion, twists and turns, murder ...
Time: 90s
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 7.3
 197K
Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: rape, family in danger, lawyer, fear, revenge, serial killer, dangerous attraction, crimes, prison, rapist, psychology, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
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 6.8
 41K
Dead Calm (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, married couple, sea, isolation, ocean, yacht, ship, survival, crimes, psychopath, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, california, pacific ocean
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 7.7
 40K
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: disturbing, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, obsession, twists and turns, mystery, crimes, missing person, road trip, police investigation, character study, insanity, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, california, holland
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Burnt Offerings (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A couple and their 12-year-old son move into a giant house for the summer. Things start acting strange almost immediately. It seems that every time some gets hurt on the grounds the beat-up house seems to repair itself.
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, psychosis, afterlife, ghost, obsession, old woman, murder, mystery, family in danger, losing-it hero, rapid aging ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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