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, suspenseful, psychological and clever films and TV shows about / with murder, death, flashback, blood, twists & turns, plot twist, storytelling, chase, investigation and police investigation plots mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as surprise ending: Now You See Me (2013), Shutter Island (2010), Gone Girl (2014), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Invisible Guest (2016), The Others (2001), Searching (2018), The Game (1997), The Prestige (2006), The Commuter (2018).

List of surprise ending movies

 7.3
 531K
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, twists and turns, entertaining, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, scheme, mind game, teamwork, fbi, heist, wizards and magicians, bank robbery, mastermind, perfect crime, cons and scams, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, chicago illinois ...
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 8.1
 953K
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, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, mental institution, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, paranoia, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, delusion, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Crime, 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, tense, captivating, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, missing wife, manipulation, disappearance, investigation, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 812K
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, suspenseful, surprise ending, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, mystery, afterlife, psychic, doctors and patients, untimely death, psychology, death, psychologist, tragic event ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 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, judge, suspect, trial, confession of crime, false accusation of murder, accusation, corpse, blackmail ...
Place: spain, barcelona spain
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 7.6
 304K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, 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: scary, surprise ending, atmospheric, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, uncover truth, supernatural, mysterious character, psychic, seance, losing-it hero, single parent, parents and children, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel
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 7.7
 78K
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, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: missing person, missing child, escape, loneliness, parents and children, disappearance, social media, missing daughter, determination, presumed dead, search and rescue, attempted murder ...
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 7.8
 302K
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, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, disorder, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, dishonesty, scheme, birthday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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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: psychological, surprise ending, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, illusion, magic, deception, performer's life, mystery, wizards and magicians, diary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: london, europe, england, colorado
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 6.3
 76K
The Commuter (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, train wreck, fired from the job, destruction, deception, deal, fight, telephone call, fbi, cell phone ...
Time: 2010s
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city
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 8.8
 1.6M
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: biting, bleak, rough, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, split personality, insomnia, social misfits, fighting the system, visionary, violence, society, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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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, exciting, entertaining, tricky, clever ...
Plot: magic, heist, cheating, secret society, stage magic, disappearance, technology, police investigation, manipulation, illusionist, on the run, conspiracy ...
Time: year 1984, 2010s
Place: big ben london, china, new jersey, macau, tower bridge london ...
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 7.5
 79K
Riverdale (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: captivating, biting, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, investigation, teenage life, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, crimes, murder, danger ...
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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, serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, intern, death sentence, murder, death row, suicide, investigation, death penalty, who done it, activist, professor, reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas, spain ...
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 7.6
 38K
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: suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: murder, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, morgue, infidelity, haunted by the past, love, revenge, adultery, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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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, suspense, artsy, non-linear, road movie
Plot: investigation, train, murder, snow, doctor, justice, vengeance, murder mystery, suspect, conspiracy, stabbed to death, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: europe, alps, palestine, istanbul turkey, mediterranean sea ...
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 6.9
 90K
Exam (2009)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, ambition, human nature, rivalry, surveillance, mystery, intrigue, room, rules, suspicion ...
Time: future
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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, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, serial killer, escapades, manipulation, paranoia, murder, psychopath, wilderness, survival, chase, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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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: ghost, haunted house, couple relations, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty, infidelity, murder, supernatural, scientist, missing girl, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa
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 6.9
 84K
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, supernatural, isolation, gory, time loop, danger, buddies, storm, ocean or sea, masked killer, sea disaster, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 2000s, 20th century
Place: florida, caribbean, seaport
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 6.6
 14K
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, tense, scary, suspense, non-linear
Plot: secret, attic, murder, brother sister relationship, death of mother, ghost, brother brother relationship, love, mirror, family tragedy, plot twist, father ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969
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 7.7
 154K
Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, sentimental
Plot: investigation, rape, snow, murder, violence, fbi, native american reservation, forest, friendship, forensics, mountain, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, wyoming
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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: gothic, surprise ending, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, ghost, attic, occult, suspicion, paralysis, nurse, supernatural, nursing, workplace, plot twist, spell ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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 8.5
 989K
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, tense, bleak, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, mystery, vengeance, revenge, haunted by the past, murder, investigation, paranoia, flashback, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.5
 436K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, suspicion, nuclear threat, imaginary, train, danger, race against time, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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 7.6
 272K
A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: suspense, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, bleak ...
Plot: survival, self sacrifice, monster, deafness, marriage, pregnancy, post apocalypse, creature, creature feature, sign language, silence, child in peril ...
Time: near future
Place: new york state
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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six ...
Style: surprise ending, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, supervillain, super villain, team, superhero team, end of the world, battle, comics, superhuman powers, fight scenes, murder, death ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, scotland, manhattan new york city, africa
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 6.4
 47K
Solace (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic doctor, John Clancy, works with an FBI special agent in search of a serial killer.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twist ending, psychological, intense ...
Plot: psychic, serial killer, fbi, police investigation, brutality, murder, chase, hospital, supernatural, shooting a police officer, prophet, crime ...
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 5.6
 37K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mental institution, supernatural, doctors and patients, isolation, mental illness, ghost, confined, danger, murder, dissociative identity disorder, nurse, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 80s
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 7.1
 164K
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, tense, surprise ending, clever, suspense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, doctors and patients, murder, mentally unstable, mental illness, deception, depression, psychiatrist, obsession, mental institution, conspiracy, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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