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, macabre, serious, surprise ending and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with blood, danger, death, murder, violence, brutality, fear, gore, blood splatter and corpse plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Action genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sinister: Suspiria (1977), Berserk (1997), Frontier(s) (2007), Cynthia (2018), Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011), The Follower (2016), The New York Ripper (1982), The Clovehitch Killer (2018), Suspiria (2018), Spectre (2015).
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Frontier(s) (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller
France, Switzerland
108 min.
 6.3
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)
Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Japan
24 min.
 8.4
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Cynthia (2018)
Comedy, Horror
USA
89 min.
 4.5
The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
109 min.
 6.5

List of sinister movies

 7.5
 58K
Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 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, atmospheric, sinister, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, witch, supernatural horror, supernatural, murder, coven, noise, evil, apartment, danger, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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 8.5
 22K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman" looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed "the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield." Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, bleak, sinister ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, master warrior, one man army, supernatural, mercenary, vengeance, danger, heroes, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, military, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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 6.3
 23K
Frontier(s) (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.
Style: suspenseful, rough, macabre, scary, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, survival, cannibalism, mad scientist, confined, cruelty, violence, sadism, death, torture, corpse, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
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 4.5
 184
Cynthia (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Cynthia is a horror film about the 'perfect' couple and their desperate obsession to have a child which descends into a terrifying dark comedy.
Style: sinister
Plot: baby, creature, gay couple, gay, sister sister relationship
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time... Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn't know if ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: young heroes, school, wizards and magicians, magical girl, magic, dark fantasy, surrealism, imaginary kingdom, witch, friendship, schoolgirl, girls with guns ...
Place: japan
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 4.3
 103
The Follower (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes when Chelsea's flight back home crashes in the wilderness. The only other urvivor of the crash, Evelyn King, who just so happens to be a huge fan of Chelsea, pulls her to safety. As Evelyn cares for Chelsea's wounds, she ...
Style: sinister
Plot: wilderness, fan, fanatic, survivor, plane crash, obsession, stalker, pregnant woman, country singer
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Madoka Kaname, an ordinary middle-schooler, along with her best friend Sayaka Miki, are offered the chance to have any wish they want granted by the mysterious Kyubey, and become magical girls and fight witches. However, fellow magical girl Homura ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, offbeat, sinister, stylized
Plot: magical girl, dark fantasy, surrealism, teenage girl, magic, wizards and magicians, wish come true, schoolgirl, parent child relationship, female friendship, psychological thriller, girls with guns ...
Place: japan
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal (2012)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As the young girls have discovered the truth about the cruel fate of a magical girl, one magical girl after another is destroyed. Throughout it all, there is one magical girl who continues to fight alone - Homura Akemi. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the ...
Style: sinister
Plot: dark fantasy, magical girl, magic, teenage girl, surrealism, psychological thriller, schoolgirl, sacrifice, wish fulfillment, stopped time, mercy killing, witch ...
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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: sexual, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: violence, serial killer, slasher, italian horror, knife murder, human monster, slasher killer, unknown killer, murder, gory, fondling, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: gothic, surprise ending, suspense, sinister
Plot: serial killer, father son relationship, psychological thriller, coming of age, church, retro, psycho terror, two killers, teenager, gore, torture, good versus evil ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
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 7.3
 10K
Suspiria (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A young ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
Style: sinister, surprise ending, suspense, gothic
Plot: ballet, supernatural, good versus evil, actress playing male role, academy, spiritualism, mysterious event, bloodbath, dead woman, telepathy, curse, paranormal phenomena ...
Place: berlin germany
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 6.8
 343K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: suspense, exciting, entertaining, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, secret service, espionage, british secret service, secret agent, james bond, 007, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: north africa, big ben london, rome italy, austria, london ...
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 7.9
 8K
The Servant (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: master and servant, bachelor, mind game, obsession, manipulations, lover, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, manipulation, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london
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 6.5
 13K
Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in a world many thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, entertaining, captivating, epic ...
Plot: revenge, steampunk, resistance, machine, survival, artifact, escape, robot, danger, post apocalyptic, save the world, city ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, asia
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 6.9
 188K
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: suspense, surprise ending, gothic, macabre, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: scientist, expedition, psychologist, research, quarantine, mission, transformation, creature, professor, mutant, isolation, beast ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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 8.9
 529K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: suspense, sinister
Plot: middle school, monster, missing person, friendship, experiment, supernatural, parallel world, government conspiracy, telekinesis, missing child, small town, investigation ...
Time: year 1983
Place: indiana
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The Perfect Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 88 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, surprise ending, suspense, sinister
Plot: martial arts, dictatorship, suit and tie, bald man, race against time, mission, assassination, hitman, bodyguard, city, army, sniper ...
Time: future, near future
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 6.9
 175K
Venom (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: superhero, alien, super villain, violence, mutation, laboratory, experiment gone awry, car chase, first contact, anti hero, salvation, crimes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco, malaysia
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 5.8
 23K
The Void (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and ...
Style: dark, macabre, sinister, ambiguous ending, bloody ...
Plot: body horror, hospital, gore, blood, mutation, mutilation, burned alive, doctor, nurse, decapitation, murder, pregnant woman ...
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Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 249 min.
Story: The true history of Japanese Unit 731, from its beginnings in the 1930s to its demise in 1945, and the subsequent trials in Khabarovsk, USSR, of many of the Japanese doctors from Unit 731. The facts are told, and previously unknown evidence is ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: torture, radiation, gory, moral dilemma, military life, war, prison life, against humanity, prison, military, life is a bitch, soldier ...
Time: 30s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, russia
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 6.6
 116K
Red Sparrow (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, rough, erotic, brutal ...
Plot: training, deception, manipulation, seduction, female assassin, russian spy, spy, secret agent, female spy, secret mission, secret society, traitor ...
Time: 2010s
Place: russia, budapest, europe, moscow russia, budapest hungary
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Several years after the demise of Jurassic World, a volcanic eruption threatens the remaining dinosaurs on the island of Isla Nublar. Claire Dearing, the former park manager and founder of the Dinosaur Protection Group, recruits Owen Grady to help ...
Style: suspense, stylized, entertaining, surprise ending, gothic ...
Plot: dinosaur, rescue mission, genetic engineering, tyrannosaurus rex, volcano, wild animal, prehistoric creature, island, secret laboratory, betrayal, creature feature, eaten alive ...
Time: 2010s
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Hellsing Ultimate (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Hellsing, a secret organization of the British government, have long been battling supernatural threats to keep the people safe from the creatures of the night. The current leader, Integra Wingates Hellsing, controls her own personal army to ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, dark humor, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, imaginary, danger, anti heroes, good versus evil, gunfight, heroes, immortality, monster, supernatural, superhuman powers, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of ...
Style: suspense, rough, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, abuse of power, party, sadism, nazism, experiment, survival horror, night, nightmare, terrorism, serial killer, racism ...
Time: 2010s
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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, atmospheric, suspense, sinister, scary ...
Plot: spa, darkness, mountain, health, employee, cure, therapist, patient, violence, accident, treatment, remote ...
Place: swiss alps, switzerland, alps
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The Green Elephant (1999)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie is set in the brig, the walls of which are painted in a poisonous green color. There fall into two junior officers, Sergei "Fallen" Pakhomov and Vladimir "Little brother" Epifantsev. So, both lieutenant begin their ...
Style: sadistic, art house, macabre, rough, sinister
Plot: violence, exploitation, prison, russian soldier, jail cell, sadism, brutality, cruelty, all male cast, beating, murder, anguish ...
Place: russia
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: suspense, tragic ending, sinister, surprise ending
Plot: cure, desert, trial, battle, scientist, murder, zombie, survival, city, fight, imprisonment, illness ...
Time: future
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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A year has passed since Guts parted ways with the Band of the Hawks. Meanwhile, his former mercenary group is plotting a rescue mission to save an imprisoned Griffith.
Style: serious, sinister, dark, biting, macabre
Plot: imaginary kingdom, blood, demon, danger, good versus evil, military, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, mercenary, sword fight, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
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When They Cry (2006)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: psychic, village, danger, murder, torture, fear, psychopath, under the surface, harem, bloodbath, baseball bat, psycho ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, dungeon, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 50K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, danger, trap, psychopath, extreme violence, thief, family in danger, torture, violence, home invasion, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
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