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, serious, twist ending and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with murder, twists & turns, storytelling, death, flashback, plot twist, dialogue, blood, police investigation and chase plots mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as surprise ending: Fight Club (1999), Shutter Island (2010), The Game (1997), Now You See Me (2013), The Sixth Sense (1999), Gone Girl (2014), Love Loves Coincidences (2011), Memento (2000), What Lies Beneath (2000), The Astronaut's Wife (1999).
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Game of Thrones
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA, UK
57 min.
 9.5
The Game
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
129 min.
 7.8
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Avengers: Infinity War
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
USA
149 min.
 8.6
The Commuter
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
France, USA
105 min.
 6.3

List of surprise ending movies

 8.8
 1.6M
Fight Club
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: surprise ending, twists and turns, bleak, surreal, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: schizophrenia, imaginary friend, fight scenes, dissociative identity disorder, dual identity, fist fighting, imagination, violence, mental instability, psychology, split personality, visionary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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 8.1
 953K
Shutter Island
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: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, uncover truth, mystery, reality vs fantasy, insanity, paranoia, plot twist, doctors and patients, psychology, mental institution, psychiatry, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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 7.8
 302K
The Game
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, psychology, birthday present, existentialism, manipulation, mind game, rich snob, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 7.3
 531K
Now You See Me
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, intellectual, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stage magic, wizards and magicians, investigation, perfect crime, heist, bank robbery, mind game, creativity, scheme, teamwork, police investigation, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, chicago illinois ...
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 8.1
 812K
The Sixth Sense
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, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychology, psychiatrist, mystery, doctors and patients, afterlife, able to see the dead, supernatural, ghost, tragic event, redemption, supernatural ability, police investigation ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl
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: tense, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, missing wife, mystery, investigation, disappearance, manipulation, obsession, police investigation, psychology, moral ambiguity, infidelity, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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Love Loves Coincidences
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Year 1977, a September morning in Ankara... Yilmaz tries to rush his pregnant wife Neriman to the hospital and he crashes into Omer's car. The causes Omer's pregnant wife Inci, who was in the back seat, to have a pre-term labor. The babies ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, surprise ending, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, destiny, childhood sweetheart, childhood love, hopes, love and romance, love triangle, power of love, childhood memory, life & death, life philosophy, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 8.5
 989K
Memento
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, non-linear, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, revenge, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, mystery, plot twist, flashback, murder, paranoia, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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What Lies Beneath
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: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, couple relations, twists & turns, secrets, woman in danger, missing girl, psychology, investigation, betrayal, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, vermont
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The Astronaut's Wife
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nasa, astronaut, pregnancy, alien, paranoia, suburbs, woman in danger, danger, wife husband relationship, secrets, space travel, outer space ...
Time: 90s
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 6.9
 90K
Exam
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, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, ambition, human nature, manipulations, psychology, plot twist, mind game, room, obsession, job, paranoia, dialogue ...
Time: future
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Now You See Me 2
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, magic, stage magic, technology, manipulation, twists & turns, secret society, cheating, illusionist, police investigation, conspiracy, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, year 1984
Place: london, las vegas, new jersey, tower bridge london, macau ...
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 7.1
 126K
Remember Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: sentimental, touching, surprise ending, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, death in the family, family drama, father daughter relationship, relationships, parents and children, dysfunctional family, suicide, 9/11, parenthood, college student, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
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 5.6
 37K
The Ward
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: psychological, surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, ghost, murder, dissociative identity disorder, isolation, confined, danger, supernatural, doctors and patients, brutality, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 1960s
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The Invisible Guest
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, suspense, psychological, tricky
Plot: interrogation, false accusation of murder, uncover truth, confession of crime, evidence, suspect, accusation, death, lie, murder suspect, female lawyer, death by drowning ...
Place: spain, barcelona spain
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Avengers: Infinity War
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: epic, surprise ending, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supervillain, superhero, comics, super villain, good versus evil, superhero team, supernatural power, superhuman powers, fight scenes, end of the world, battle, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, scotland, africa, manhattan new york city
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Forbidden Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Having lost his wife eleven years ago, Adnan devoted all his attention to his daughter Nihal and his son Bülent. Adnan, who lives in one of the most prominent mansions along the Bosporus in Istanbul with a relative's son Behlül, and his ...
Style: surprise ending, tragic ending, suspense, talky, sexy
Plot: adultery, family drama, rivalry, mother daughter conflict, tragic love, loveless marriage, unrequited love, jousting, passion, betrayal, revenge
Place: istanbul turkey
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How Viktor "The Garlic" Took Alexey "The Stud" to the Nursing Home
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viktor spends his free time trawling bars with ladies of questionable repute, from where he is picked up by a wife he doesn’t love, the mother of a child they never planned. Viktor himself was abandoned by his own father, his mother then committed ...
Style: emotional, surprise ending, realistic, suspense
Plot: criminal heroes, brutality, greed, father son relationship, complex characters, happy ending, orphan, life is a bitch, disability, runaway
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 5K
Endless Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two separate worlds lie on two sides of the road in a seaside town. Both too close and way too far from each other. What happens when two young people from these worlds fall in love? Kemal is one of the three children of a moderate family that ...
Style: surprise ending, dramatic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, violent husband, everyday life, family life, tragic love, forbidden love, emotional blackmail, blackmailer, saving a life, life, brutality, psychopath ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
Is relevant ?
 9.5
 1.4M
Game of Thrones
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, atmospheric, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, kingdom, betrayal, strong sexual content, politics, incest, dragon, medieval, sex scene, political intrigue, abuse of power, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 101K
The Call
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psycho, chase, murder, control room, guilt, twists & turns, woman in danger, surveillance, investigation, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 304K
The Others
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: surprise ending, suspense, dark, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: afterlife, haunted house, uncover truth, filicide, losing-it hero, single parent, parents and children, life is a bitch, suicide, bad mother, master servant relationship, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel
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A Perfect Getaway
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: tense, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, murderous pair, manipulation, mystery, escapades, cheating, chase, paranoia, twists & turns, wilderness, surveillance, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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An American Haunting
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, family, sexual abuse, ghost, rape, countryside, haunted by the past, justice, redemption, curses spells and rituals, chase ...
Time: 19th century, year 2006, 2000s, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 84K
Triangle
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: surprise ending, surreal, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time loop, ship, gory, supernatural, amnesia, storm, masked killer, isolation, murder, blood, survival, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s, 2000s, 20th century
Place: florida, caribbean, seaport
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 38K
The Body
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: mystery, revenge, murder, missing person, investigation, morgue, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, love, infidelity, loss of wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 13K
Marrowbone
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
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, scary, tense, suspense, non-linear
Plot: secret, attic, brother sister relationship, ghost, death of mother, murder, brother brother relationship, love, plot twist, family tragedy, murder of family, father ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 67K
Premonition
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, destiny, time loop, memory, death, life & death, starting over, alternate reality, dealing with death, catastrophe, memory loss, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
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 5.5
 100K
Red Riding Hood
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Valerie is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry another man – who is wealthy. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter plan to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older ...
Style: fairy tale, gothic, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, deadly creature, dangerous attraction, mystery, village, romance, danger, fall in love, chase, betrayal, love triangle ...
Time: middle ages
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 65K
The Commuter
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, suspense, exciting, tense, rough
Plot: train, conspiracy, destruction, fbi, fired from the job, train wreck, witness, telephone call, fight, blood spatter, train station, middle aged ...
Time: 2010s
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city
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