Downbeat ending movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant downbeat ending movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious, scary, weird and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with downbeat ending, murder, deadly, danger, unhappy ending, female nudity, blood, violence, brutality and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Russia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as downbeat ending: It Comes at Night (2017), Leviathan (2014), Countdown to Looking Glass (1984), Jack Goes Home (2016), The Gift (2015), Final Destination 5 (2011), Lords of Chaos (2018), Pet (2016), Text (2019), Locust (2014).

List of downbeat ending movies

It Comes at Night (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Style: suspense, rough, brutal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: post apocalypse, pandemic, infection, paranoia, interracial couple, fear, dog, forest, infected, family relations, murder, nightmare ...
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 7.6
 54K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, depressing, atmospheric, meditative ...
Plot: lawyer, adultery, corruption, infidelity, alcoholic, small town, alcohol abuse, justice, courtroom, drunk, unhappy wife, corrupt mayor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
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Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A fictional confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the Strait of Hormuz, the gateway to the Persian Gulf. The narrative of the film details the events that lead up to the initial exchange of nuclear weapons from the ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, disaster, apocalypse, found footage, post apocalypse, cold war, distopia, nuclear threat, downbeat ending, mass death, anti war protest ...
Place: ussr, usa, saudi arabia, middle east
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Jack Goes Home (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After his father is killed in a car crash, Jack travels home to Colorado to help nurse his mother (who was injured in the crash) back to health. There, he uncovers long buried secrets and lies within his family, his friends, and his very identity.
Style: disturbing, surreal, ambiguous ending, rough, bleak ...
Plot: dark secret, haunted house, child abuse, getting home, dead father, childhood memory, mother son relationship, gay, family secret, family problems, mystery, family relations ...
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 7.0
 159K
The Gift (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.
Style: suspense, twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: revenge, twists and turns, secrets, obsession, gift, bullying, stalker, bully, surveillance, husband wife relationship, investigation, vengeance ...
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
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Final Destination 5 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this fifth installment, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man’s premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, premonition, survival, characters killed one by one, destiny, a vision, death, psychic, torture, catastrophe, revenge, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, future ...
Place: usa
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 6.6
 16K
Lords of Chaos (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Music, Thriller
Country: Hungary, UK, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1990s results in a very violent outcome.
Style: tense, rough, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: music band, violence, murder, gay, death, society, murderer, crimes, music, friendship, rivalry, self mutilation ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, 90s
Place: norway, oslo norway
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 5.7
 18K
Pet (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man imprisons the woman he's still obsessed with after years apart, then finds the tables turned on him.
Style: disturbing, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, basement, locked in a cage, stalking, abduction, sadist, bdsm, psychopath, animal shelter, stalker, home invasion ...
Place: los angeles
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 6.6
 3K
Text (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ilya Goryunov has spent seven years in prison on false charges of drug trafficking. When Ilya is free he realizes that the old life that he yearned for is no more. Although he did not intend to take revenge on the man who sent him to prison, now ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, sexy, avant garde, tragic ending ...
Plot: sexual relations, lust, revenge, male protagonist, unsimulated sex, falsely accused, depression, wrongful conviction, frame up, loss of mother, death of mother, anguish ...
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 5.8
 617
Locust (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Story starts with a summer fling between a provincial guy and a big-city girl. The holiday is over, the beauty returns to the city and receives a marriage proposal from a rich admirer. The provincial boy comes back being unable to let her go. Things ...
Style: erotic, sexy, captivating, suspense, touching ...
Plot: sex scene, adultery, love, female nudity, fall in love, first love, infidelity, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, murder, funeral ...
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The Day Shall Come (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impoverished leader of a small religious commune in Miami, is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for an FBI agent, who plans to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams.
Style: tragicomedy, serious, suspenseful, intense, exciting ...
Plot: racism, optimist, nuclear, religious cult, political satire, police raid, police corruption, absurdism, pacifist, social satire, snitch, secret police ...
Place: miami
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Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: road movie, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison rape, women in prison, murder, injustice, rape and murder, escape, prison, roadblock, car, exploitation, cross country trip, rape ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
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 3.6
 4K
Carnosaur (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After being driven to extinction, great bloodthirsty dinosaurs come back to life with the assistance of a demented genetic scientist. She plans to replace the human race with a super-race of dinosaurs who will not pollute the planet.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dinosaur, monster, mad scientist, mutant, virus, deadly creature, chaos, dangerous animal, extinction, disorder, genetics, creature feature ...
Time: 90s, prehistory, prehistoric times
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The Two Faces of Love (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Eleana (played by Anna Fonsou) is a prostitute who appears to have been abused when she was younger. During her daily encounters with various clients, she meets a young labourer called Christos whom she momentarily tries to develop a normal ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), neglectful husband, ex football player, prostitution, downbeat ending, secret life, male full rear nudity, police raid, unsimulated sex, cheating wife, nervous breakdown, cuckold ...
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The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
Story: The grandchild of Professor James Moriarty had promised the world that it has only five days left to live. Moriarty is a master of disguise, a crack shot, and is very patient. Several government figures are shot to death, and it seems that it truly ...
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, assassination, villainess, conspiracy, satire, private detective, murder, undercover, crimes, goofy hero, amateur detective, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland yard, europe, scotland
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Edge of Sanity (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Henry Jekyll's experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in whorehouses and opium dens. The police can't catch him, he ...
Style: slasher, mind bending, scary, serious, bleak ...
Plot: jack the ripper, psychopath, jekyll and hyde, murder, mental illness, mad scientist, mental disorder, prostitute, cocaine, twins, insanity, surrealism ...
Time: 80s, victorian era
Place: london
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 5.4
 1K
The Evictors (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the 1940s, a young couple moves into a remote house near a small town in Louisiana. The house has a history of violence that seems to be repeating itself…
Style: suspense, serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, haunted house, mystery, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, supernatural, ghost, crimes, domestic disturbance, legends and myths, plague, village life ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, year 1942
Place: usa, louisiana
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 5.0
 2K
Killer Party (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three sorority pledges are tasked with ensuring that the gals of Sigma Alpha Pi throw a killer party at an abandoned fraternity house. Unfortunately a vengeful spirit decides to take the killer epithet literally. With a special appearance by ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: costume party, supernatural, prank, vengeance, youth, student life, friendship, sorority, demonic possession, haunted house, college, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, christmas, stalking, crimes, supernatural, school, college, college life, law enforcement, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
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The Tough Ones (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police officer, chase, psychopath, vengeance, vigilantism, law enforcement, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crimes, rivalry, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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 4.5
 953
The Majorettes (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A hooded psycho is murdering high-school girls. A devil-worshiping, drug-dealing biker gang is suspected.
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: cheerleading, serial killer, cheerleader, murder, high school, female nudity, teenager, biker, psychopath, motorcycle, nurse, voyeur ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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 5.6
 12K
Dread (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: disturbing, psychological, scary, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fear, violence, manipulation, torture, college student, held captive, psychopath, childhood trauma, human nature, social relations, mind game, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Planet of the Vampires (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the near future the two spaceships Argos and Galliot are sent to investigate the mysterious planet Aura. As the Galliot lands on the planet her crew suddenly go berserk and attack each other. The strange event passes, but the crew soon discovers ...
Style: gothic, suspense, macabre, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, alien, space adventure, missing person, monster, space travel, mysterious planet, space opera, space exploration, spacecraft, murder, alien abduction ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
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 4.8
 72
Vampires (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The students at a private girls' school are unaware that the school's doctor is secretly using a machine to extract the energy from the young girls.
Plot: vampire, supernatural, supernatural power, acting teacher, tarot card, evil wins, scientific experiment, paranormal investigator, director, female student, janitor, mad scientist ...
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The Pleasures of a Woman (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A series of erotic encounters between a young woman and her recently-widowed aunt.
Style: cult film
Plot: pills, foot fetish, downbeat ending, niece, sexual desire, hedonism, sexploitation, woman on top, house, room, widow, lesbianism ...
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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, inheritance, dark past, supernatural ability, supernatural, creature, curses spells and rituals, monster, locked room, magical creature, suburban life ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
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 5.7
 3K
The Legacy (1978)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross star as architects brought to a secluded estate by an eccentric millionaire. They and other guests become trapped, leading to a series of grisly deaths which point to a supernatural…
Style: scary, slasher, suspense, macabre, mind bending ...
Plot: cat, supernatural, ghost, haunted house, supernatural power, broken mirror, witchcraft, trapped in a building, witch, estate, satanist, domestic disturbance ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: political, suspense, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, conspiracy, lawyer, corruption, blackmail, irish republican army, torture, courtroom drama, killer, investigation, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
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Bordello of Blood (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Private eye Rafe Guttman is hired by repressed, born-again Katherine to find her missing bad-boy brother. The trail leads him to a whorehouse run by a thousand-year-old vampire and secretly backed by Katherine's boss, televangelist Jimmy ...
Style: scary, humorous, twist ending, surprise ending, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, femme fatale, private detective, prostitute, afterlife, brothel, missing person, supernatural, hospital, violence, televangelist, holy water ...
Time: 90s
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The Awakening (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a British archaeologist violates an Egyptian queen's tomb, her evil spirit enters his daughter.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mummy, reincarnation, obsession, vengeance, curse, pregnancy, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, ghost, heroic mission, spirit ...
Time: year 1961, 60s
Place: egypt, middle east, usa, africa, london ...
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