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, suspenseful, suspense, serious, macabre and scary films and TV shows about / with danger, murder, blood, death, supernatural, violence, fear, brutality, knife and gory plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Japan, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sinister: Suspiria (1977), Berserk (1997), Frontier(s) (2007), Freehold (2017), The Darkest Dawn (2016), Out of the Dark (2014), Cynthia (2018), Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011), The Follower (2016), Inferno (1980).

List of sinister movies

 7.4
 75K
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, surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian subtext, coven, murder, witch, dancer's life, serial murder, supernatural horror, ballet, killing off one by one, mystery, supernatural, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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 8.6
 26K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 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: exciting, epic, dark, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, dark fantasy, vengeance, danger, one man army, battles, mercenary, supernatural, heroes, monster, massacre, destiny ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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 6.2
 24K
Frontier(s) (2007)
Genre: Horror
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: macabre, scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: cannibalism, psychopath, torture, sadism, sadistic horror, survival, violence, cruelty, confined, strong violent content, human monster, mad scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 5.4
 992
Freehold (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An oily, amoral estate agent is preyed upon by one of his victims, who quietly moves into his flat and, unseen, begins a deliciously malicious campaign of revenge.
Style: sinister
Plot: revenge, fired from a job, mistrust, photograph, psychopath, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male nudity, drinking from a bottle, close up of mouth, pill, eavesdropping, breakfast in bed ...
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The Darkest Dawn (2016)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Evacuated from their home, two teenage sisters unite with fellow survivors and escape London by river to embark on an odyssey across the badlands of Britain.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, exciting, sinister
Plot: alien invasion, teenager, apocalypse, parasite, military, survival, post apocalypse, sister sister relationship, united kingdom, camera, death of father
Place: london
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Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, dark, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, family relations, couples, family problems, danger, legends and myths, couple relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, south america
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 4.5
 267
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, sister sister relationship, gay, creature, gay couple
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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, captivating, exciting, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: dark fantasy, young heroes, wizards and magicians, school, magic, surrealism, magical girl, desire, imaginary, good versus evil, friends, youth ...
Place: japan
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 4.3
 128
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, fanatic, fan, insane, air disaster, bound and gagged, plane crash, obsession, wheelchair, stalker, tape over mouth, survivor ...
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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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: dark fantasy, magic, magical girl, teenage girl, wizards and magicians, danger, hopes, wish come true, supernatural, psychological thriller, parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
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, psychological thriller, schoolgirl, teenage girl, surrealism, sacrifice, cemetery, evacuation, stopped time, mother daughter relationship ...
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 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: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: rome italy, italy, new york
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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, breathtaking, suspense ...
Plot: cure, therapist, patient, violence, torture, employee, health, 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, loss of friend, massacre ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
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 6.8
 210K
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: haunted house, murder, supernatural, ghost, fear, attic, family in danger, danger, investigation, evil force, crime, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, st. louis missouri, pennsylvania
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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, mind game, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, amateur detective, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 162K
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: abusive mother, high school life, telekinesis, rage, cruelty, prom, social misfits, classmate, teenage life, vengeance, humiliation, teen angst ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, future, near future
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: scary, macabre, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, investigation, death, ghost, hospital, spirit, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, urban legend, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
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, conspiracy, supernatural, rescue, espionage, danger, government agency, telepathy, government agent, vengeance, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1977
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, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, danger, journalism, radiation, control room, media, swat team, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, catastrophe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
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 7.3
 401K
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, surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, held captive, serial killer, schizophrenia, split personality, mercilessness, violence, paranoia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
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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, supernatural ability, mind game ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, 20th century, year 1985
Place: switzerland, europe, 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, rough, serious, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, mad scientist, hospital, slasher, survival, psychopath, danger, experiment gone awry, heroes, small town, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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 6.4
 56K
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, suspenseful, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, trap, home invasion, serial killer, psychopath, held captive, gory, masked man, violence, danger, torture, 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
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 1.5
 138
The Red Cell (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A terminally ill patient, wakes up in a dark, decrepit underground chamber. An IV pumps an unknown liquid into his body and adorning his head is a crown of wires. His last memories lead him back to the hospital where doctors had recently discovered ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, macabre, underground film, art house ...
Plot: cancer, bondage, survival, scalpel, nightmare, vomiting, bandaged head, terminal illness, evil, blood, hospital gown, revolver ...
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 7.1
 79K
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, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: torture, brutality, child abuse, violence, cult, kidnapping, torment, torture chamber, gory, death, vengeance, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, banned film, suspenseful, bleak, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, youth, crime, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, slasher, abduction, revenge, violence spree, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut
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Edge of Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 317 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: serious, mind bending, bleak, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, nuclear, loss of daughter, cia, conspiracy, legal investigation, uncover truth, price of justice, rules and policies, amateur detective, dishonesty, political conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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 5.9
 449
Tailgating (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A cocksure, road-raging family man finds himself pursued and terrorized by the vengeful van driver he chooses to tailgate.
Style: sinister
Plot: car, road, police escort, paranoid, suburbs, road rage, traffic jam, cyclist, dialect, conflict, fear, chase ...
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