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 sinister, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary and serious films and TV shows about / with blood, murder, violence, danger, death, knife, brutality, fear, supernatural and corpse plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Italy, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sinister: Inferno (1980), Suspiria (1977), A Cure for Wellness (2016), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Sinister (2012), The New York Ripper (1982), Carrie (1976), One Missed Call (2003), The Fury (1978), The China Syndrome (1979).

List of sinister movies

 6.6
 18K
Inferno (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man returns from Rome to his sister's satanic New York apartment house.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, danger, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, mystery, amateur detective, woman in danger, siblings relations, murder, death, college ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: rome italy, new york, italy
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 7.4
 77K
Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.
Style: gothic, scary, cult film, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: coven, murder, witch, lesbian subtext, dancer's life, serial murder, supernatural horror, ballet, mystery, killing off one by one, supernatural, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, twist ending, atmospheric, dark, breathtaking ...
Plot: cure, therapist, patient, violence, torture, health, employee, treatment, mountain, darkness, accident, hospital ...
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
Style: banned film, cult film, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, chainsaw, gas station, psychopath, danger, cannibalism, murder, gory, massacre, loss of friend ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
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 6.8
 214K
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, murder, haunted house, ghost, attic, fear, family in danger, danger, graphic violence, investigation, evil force, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 1979 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
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The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, harsh, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, human monster, prostitute, slasher, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, amateur detective, mystery, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 164K
Carrie (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telekinesis, abusive mother, rage, cruelty, high school life, social misfits, prom, humiliation, vengeance, teen angst, teenage life, classmate ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, near future, future, year 1979
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, investigation, death, ghost, hospital, spirit, supernatural, mystery, urban legend, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, future
Place: japan, asia
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 6.4
 13K
The Fury (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, supernatural, rescue, danger, espionage, government agency, conspiracy, government agent, telepathy, vengeance, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
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The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, journalism, danger, radiation, media, control room, swat team, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, catastrophe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
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 7.3
 409K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, held captive, serial killer, schizophrenia, split personality, violence, mercilessness, paranoia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
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Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, boarding school life, sleepwalking, disfigurement, supernatural, chimpanzee, doctor, investigation, amateur detective, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, 20th century, twentieth century
Place: europe, switzerland, alps, munich germany
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 5.5
 5K
Silent Rage (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mentally ill man in a small Texas town goes on a killing rampage and is fatally wounded by police. When doctors use an experimental serum to bring him back to life, the killer develops superhuman strength and the town sheriff must pursue him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, mad scientist, hospital, slasher, survival, serial killer, danger, small town, experiment gone awry, heroes, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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 6.4
 57K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: scary, brutal, macabre, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, trap, violence, serial killer, gory, home invasion, held captive, torture, masked man, extreme violence, homicidal maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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 5.1
 6K
Blood Feast (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the sleepy suburbs of Miami, seemingly normal Egyptian immigrant Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) runs a successful catering business. He also murders young women and plans to use their body parts to revive the goddess Ishtar. The insane Ramses ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, woman in danger, good versus evil, supernatural ability, deadly, danger ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
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Company Business (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aging agent is called back by "the Company" to run a hostage trade of a Soviet spy for an American agent.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, sinister ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, secret agents, danger, race against time, espionage, politics, on the run, betrayal, chase, mole, kgb, prison ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, germany, europe, paris france, russia ...
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 5.3
 113K
The Nun (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking ...
Style: scary, surprise ending, bleak, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, demon, supernatural horror, evil nun, murder, priest, nun, spirit, murder mystery, buried alive, ghost, mysterious death ...
Time: year 1952
Place: romania, rome italy
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Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners - Overlooking View (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 49 min.
Story: When an odd string of suicides begins to occur at a local high rise building, most of the townsfolk treat it as an unfortunate series of events. One girl, however, senses something more sinister at work - especially when a close friend of hers falls ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, paranormal phenomena, hospital, possessed human, surrealism, suicide, evil, serial killer, escapades, saving a life, danger ...
Time: year 1998, 1990s, 90s
Place: japan
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The Perfect Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a not too distant future, a totalitarian state run by ‘The Director” (Seagal) controls all aspects of life. All enemies of the state are dealt in the harshest way. Most of them are executed by the secret government’s assassins. The best ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, tense, captivating, sinister ...
Plot: martial arts, dictatorship, violence, corruption, chase, assassination plot, revenge, spy, political corruption, murder, brutality, battle ...
Time: near future, future
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 4.4
 26
Chain Mail (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A usual chain mail is forwarded to a group of people. Some pass it while others ignore. One dies and is followed by series of sudden and unexplainable deaths of others. Soon after, a revelation begins to unfold, the chain mail is cursed and so she ...
Style: suspense, macabre, gothic, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: death, dark past, supernatural power, paranoia, characters killed one by one, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, revenge, murder, group of friends, haunted by the past, survival ...
Place: the philippines
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, ...
Style: comic, exciting, humorous, intense, sinister ...
Plot: superhero, supernatural power, disagreement, teamwork, costumed hero, brainwashing, ex soldier, teenage hero, police chase, death of father, escape, haunted by the past ...
Time: year 1991, 2010s, 1990s, 90s
Place: siberia, vienna, eastern europe, russia, cleveland ohio ...
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The Cave of the Golden Rose 2 (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Fantaghiro and Romualdo are preparing their marriage when the Black Queen disgusted by their deep love captures Fantaghiro's father. Romualdo and his soldiers go on their journey to free him. But the insidious Black Queen transforms herself ...
Style: fairy tale, sinister
Plot: kingdom, magic, evil witch, sorceress, anthropomorphism, witch, sword and sorcery, infidelity, rescue, turned to stone, good versus evil, dominant woman ...
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Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, murder, danger, patient, isolation, obsession, doctors and patients, mystery, mind game, losing-it hero, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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A Blade in the Dark (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, transvestism, psychopath, on the run, danger, serial killer, stalking, slasher, secret, stalker, killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: tuscany
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Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife.
Style: light, atmospheric, sexual, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: woman in danger, psychopath, paralysis, mind game, serial killer, slasher, victim, spa, tarantula, wasp, knife, lust ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
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 5.9
 1K
The Maid (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Singapore
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alone for the first time and away from her family in rural Philippines, Rosa Dimaano arrives in the cosmopolitan city state of Singapore to work as a maid. Her employers Mr and Mrs Teo runs a Chinese Teochew dialect opera troupe takes well to their ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, woman in danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, danger, master and servant, husband wife relationship, mysterious past, liquid, chinese opera, vengeful ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
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 5.3
 204
Enbalming (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Young female embalmer Miyako is called in to restore the body of a young man who has committed suicide, before the funeral. While performing the embalming process she finds herself pricks by a needle buried deep in the boy’s flesh where it should ...
Style: sinister, cult film, surprise ending
Plot: embalming, suicide, corpse, gore, dripping blood, organ harvesting, scissors, switchblade, duffel bag, circular saw, nitrous oxide, religious cult ...
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 6.8
 376K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Austria, Mexico, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: exciting, suspense, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, secret agent, spy, espionage, james bond, british secret service, secret service, 007, heroic mission, car chase, secret mission, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, rome italy, austria, tokyo, sahara desert ...
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The Odessa File (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: war criminal, investigation, war crime, murder, espionage, assassin, diary, attempted murder, journalism, execution, suicide, mass murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, vienna, jerusalem ...
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Manhattan Baby (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An archaelogist opens an Egyptian tomb and accidently releases an evil spirit. His young daughter becomes possessed by the freed enity and, upon arrival back in New York, the gory murders begin.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural, investigation, foreknowledge, gory, family in danger, violence spree, missing child, murder, curses spells and rituals, slasher, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, usa, new york
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