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, macabre and serious films and TV shows about / with murder, blood, death, danger, violence, fear, brutality, blood splatter, rescue and corpse plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
sinister movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sinister: Suspiria (1977), Berserk (1997), Frontier(s) (2007), Out of the Dark (2014), Cynthia (2018), Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011), The Follower (2016), Gemini Man (2019), Angel Has Fallen (2019), Company Business (1991).

List of sinister movies

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, surreal, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian subtext, murder, witch, dancer's life, coven, ballet, killing off one by one, mystery, supernatural, woman in danger, student life, brutality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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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: exciting, epic, dark, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, vengeance, battles, supernatural, heroes, one man army, massacre, mercenary, destiny, danger, military, monster ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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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, rough, sinister ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, cannibalism, survival, sadistic horror, confined, sadism, cruelty, violence, mad scientist, fascism, human monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Spain, United Arab Emirates
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, youth, danger, supernatural, legends and myths, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, south america
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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, creature, gay, 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: semi serious, stylized, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: magical girl, wizards and magicians, magic, surrealism, dark fantasy, young heroes, school, witch, imaginary kingdom, friendship, apprentice, good versus evil ...
Place: japan
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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, stalker, pregnant woman, country singer, plane crash, obsession
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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, stylized, sinister
Plot: surrealism, teenage girl, dark fantasy, magical girl, magic, danger, hopes, wish come true, wizards and magicians, supernatural, psychological thriller, female friendship ...
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: magic, magical girl, dark fantasy, teenage girl, surrealism, schoolgirl, psychological thriller, sacrifice, cemetery, christ allegory, stopped time, mother daughter relationship ...
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Gemini Man (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Henry Brogen, an aging assassin tries to get out of the business but finds himself in the ultimate battle: fighting his own clone who is 25 years younger than him and at the peak of his abilities.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, intense, sinister ...
Plot: hitman, black ops, gunfight, danger, cloning, sniper, clones, secret agents, fleeing, pursuit, elimination, killings ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: europe, colombia, budapest hungary, georgia, belgium
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Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: fbi, secret service, terrorist, false accusation, agent, conspiracy, political conspiracy, assassination plot, secret service agent, corrupt politician, vice president, bravery ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., north carolina, usa
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, sinister ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, chase, danger, mole, kgb, political conspiracy, espionage, prison, politics, betrayal, assassination attempt, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, germany, russia, paris france ...
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Carry on Screaming! (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant Bung is on the case, and he doesn't have a clue! In ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sinister, sexy, gothic
Plot: mummy, mad scientist, kidnapping, wife, kidnapped, mannequin, parody, monster, deadly creature, crimes, experiment gone awry, imaginary ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
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Funland (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Funland is a comedy / thriller serial, produced by the BBC that was first screened from 23 October 2005 to 7 November 2005, on the digital channel BBC Three. Created by Jeremy Dyson and Simon Ashdown, the series consists of a fifty-minute opening ...
Style: surreal, sexual, offbeat, sinister, macabre
Plot: clue, murder, cuckold, mother, pregnant, sexual awakening, prostitution, married couple, cuckolded husband, boarding house, decapitated head, dead mother ...
Time: 2000s
Place: northern england
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Mandy (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful, sinister ...
Plot: cult leader, cabin in the woods, revenge, mysticism, biker gang, lumberjack, violence, chainsaw, husband wife relationship, religious cult, motorcycle, rescue ...
Time: year 1983
Place: usa, united states, california
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Overlord (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers is dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied ...
Style: absurd, macabre, suspense, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: paratrooper, nazi, zombie, fascist, war, wartime, supernatural, violence, brutality, soldier, danger, survival ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, normandy
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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, bleak, surprise ending, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: demon, supernatural, evil nun, nun, murder, priest, supernatural horror, spirit, demonic possession, mysterious death, father, murder mystery ...
Place: romania
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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: enigmatic, sinister
Plot: supernatural, surrealism, mercilessness, suicide, water bottle, knife, blood splatter, hospital, flash forward, wheelchair, rooftop, self mutilation ...
Time: 1990s, year 1998
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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, government agency, espionage, government agent, telepathy, vengeance, family relations, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
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Carl (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychological horror/thriller depicting a backwoods family with a dark secret.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, captivity, danger, violence, forceful separation, deadly, gory, rivalry, woman in danger, survival, good versus evil, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
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: captivating, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, sinister ...
Plot: steampunk, resistance, save the world, survival, artifact, post apocalypse, danger, power, revenge, machine, bounty hunter, robot ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, europe, asia
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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: disturbing, ambiguous ending, suspense, intellectual, macabre ...
Plot: expedition, mutation, dna, scientist, female protagonist, quarantine, transformation, psychologist, mutant, alligator, missing person, isolation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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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: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, monster, parallel world, supernatural, missing person, experiment, parents and children, love and romance, telekinesis, super powers, small town, middle school ...
Time: 80s, 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: suspense, futuristic, tense, captivating, sinister ...
Plot: martial arts, dictatorship, political corruption, assassination plot, chase, spy, violence, revenge, murder, corruption, battle, hostage ...
Time: near future, future
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, dark past, investigation, father son relationship, church, psychological thriller, teenage boy, mysterious villain, fear, friendship, murder, sadism ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
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Venom (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
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 ...
Audience: date night
Plot: superhero, alien, experiment gone awry, mutation, laboratory, violence, super villain, anti hero, tough guy, experiment, car chase, supernatural power ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco, malaysia
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The Void (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
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: macabre, dark, sinister, ambiguous ending, bloody ...
Plot: lovecraftian, body horror, insanity, violence, monster, murder, another dimension, hospital, nurse, mutation, survival, transformation ...
Place: canada
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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, bleak, macabre ...
Plot: torture, against humanity, sadism, violence, human experiment, execution, brutality, tortured to death, extreme violence, mercilessness, death, violent death ...
Time: 40s, 30s
Place: japan, asia, russia
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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, brutal, erotic ...
Plot: female assassin, female spy, deception, russian spy, training, spy, secret mission, seduction, manipulation, traitor, secret agent, ballerina ...
Time: 2010s
Place: russia, hungary, england, moscow russia, europe ...
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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: prehistoric creature, genetic engineering, dinosaur, volcano, rescue mission, tyrannosaurus rex, natural disaster, sea creature, wild animal, little girl, blood, russian ...
Time: 2010s
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