Surprise ending movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant surprise ending movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out surprise ending, suspense, tense, twist ending, suspenseful and intense films and TV shows about / with murder, plot twist, storytelling, twists & turns, mystery, police investigation, secrets, death, flashback and dialogue plots mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres shot in USA, Spain, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as surprise ending: The Body (2012), Shutter Island (2010), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Invisible Guest (2016), Now You See Me (2013), Gone Girl (2014), The Game (1997), The Prestige (2006), The Others (2001), Marrowbone (2017).

List of surprise ending movies

 7.6
 42K
The Body (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, missing person, crimes, infidelity, morgue, haunted by the past, uncover truth, adultery, love, spouse killer, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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 8.1
 989K
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mental institution, investigation, mystery, insanity, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, island, delusion, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
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 8.1
 834K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, psychology, psychic, death, untimely death, fear, tragic event, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspense, tricky
Plot: interrogation, uncover truth, death, false accusation, trial, judge, suspect, female lawyer, corpse, confession of crime, false accusation of murder, accusation ...
Place: barcelona spain, spain
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 7.3
 546K
Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, entertaining, twists and turns, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scheme, mind game, manipulations, fbi, teamwork, heist, perfect crime, bank robbery, mastermind, cons and scams, deception, wizards and magicians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, paris france ...
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 8.1
 749K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, femme fatale, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 7.8
 311K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, illusion, deception, magic, diary, wizards and magicians, mystery, performer's life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: london, europe, england, colorado
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 7.6
 311K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspense, atmospheric, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, mysterious character, supernatural, psychic, seance, uncover truth, single parent, isolation, parallel world, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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 6.6
 16K
Marrowbone (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, scary, tense, non-linear
Plot: secret, attic, murder, violence, brother sister relationship, ghost, love, mirror, death of mother, abandoned house, beach, murder of family ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, woman in danger, infidelity, haunted by the past, dishonesty, couple relations, supernatural, scientist, murder, spiritualism, murder by drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa
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The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: surprise ending, gothic, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, ghost, attic, paralysis, occult, workplace, suspicion, supernatural, nurse, nursing, mysterious character, black magic ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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 6.4
 46K
Escape Room (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, suspense, mind bending, intense
Plot: riddles and clues, quest, teamwork, puzzle, death, violence, code, clue, evil corporation, student, teenage girl, insecurity ...
Place: chicago illinois
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: surprise ending, thought provoking, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, intern, death sentence, death row, murder, suicide, who done it, professor, journalist, reporter, false accusation, death penalty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, italy, houston texas, spain ...
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 6.3
 84K
The Commuter (2018)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A businessman, on his daily commute home, gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.
Style: surprise ending, tense, exciting, suspense, rough
Plot: train, conspiracy, money, fired from the job, train wreck, deception, deal, destruction, fight, telephone call, fbi, cell phone ...
Time: 2010s
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city
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 8.5
 1.0M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, vengeance, mystery, paranoia, revenge, haunted by the past, murder, mistaken identity, rape, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 8.8
 1.7M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: twists and turns, biting, disturbing, surprise ending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, split personality, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, nihilism, insomnia, violence, fighting the system, paranoia, social misfits, dark hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 7.7
 161K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, psychological, rough ...
Plot: split personality, mental illness, legal investigation, courtroom drama, corruption, crime, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, hotshot lawyer, trial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.9
 94K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: psychological, mind bending, tense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, ambition, rivalry, human nature, surveillance, plot twist, intrigue, confinement indoors, room, mystery ...
Time: future
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 7.7
 85K
Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, missing child, social media, parents and children, presumed dead, search and rescue, teenage life, loneliness, single parent, missing daughter, depression, disappearance ...
Place: california
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Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.
Style: surprise ending, entertaining, exciting, tricky, suspense ...
Plot: heist, cheating, technology, magic, stage magic, secret society, twists & turns, disappearance, manipulation, illusionist, on the run, police investigation ...
Time: year 1984, 2010s
Place: new jersey, tower bridge london, macau, china, big ben london ...
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Malta, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, artsy, suspense, non-linear, road movie
Plot: investigation, murder, train, snow, doctor, justice, vengeance, suspect, stabbed to death, murder mystery, conspiracy, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, post world war one
Place: europe, alps, yugoslavia, mediterranean sea, istanbul turkey ...
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 6.5
 225K
The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, captivating, atmospheric, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, village life, mysterious place, blind character, secret, forest, village, plot twist, mystery, fear, creature, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
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 5.9
 69K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: destiny, time travel, dealing with death, starting over, psychic, foreknowledge, memory loss, race against time, loss of spouse, couples, family problems, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
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 6.0
 59K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, riddles and clues, supernatural, memory loss, haunted by the past, parents and children, murder, investigation, family in danger, small town, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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 6.9
 88K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, time loop, supernatural, isolation, gory, storm, danger, buddies, ocean or sea, sea disaster, time travel, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: florida, caribbean, seaport
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 7.1
 167K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, clever, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, deception, depression, mental illness, psychiatrist, manipulation, obsession, mental institution, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 339K
Unbreakable (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: self discovery, supernatural ability, superhero, villain, invulnerability, mystery, conflict, a vision, good versus evil, train crash, survivor, marital problem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, serial killer, paranoia, escapades, manipulation, psychopath, murder, wilderness, survival, couples, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, mind bending, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, deception, assassin, mystery, organized crime, loss of son, death, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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