Ambiguous ending movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ambiguous ending movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out ambiguous ending, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending and serious films and TV shows about / with death, murder, gun, violence, blood, pistol, danger, chase, survival and cigarette smoking plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ambiguous ending: Inception (2010), Dark Matter (2015), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Interstellar (2014), Take Shelter (2011), Cell (2016), Complete Unknown (2016), Annihilation (2018), The Society (2019), The Shape of Water (2017).

List of ambiguous ending movies

Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, cerebral, exciting ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, existentialism, life philosophy, teamwork, manipulations, perfect crime, fictional reality, haunted by the past ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: japan, paris france, los angeles, africa, kenya ...
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Dark Matter (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, memory loss, time travel, space and aliens, survival, danger, betrayal, female fighter, space opera, distant planet ...
Time: future
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: devil, deal with the devil, law firm, ambition, evil, ethics, temptation, hotshot lawyer, god or devil, satan, sin, marital problem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
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Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, thought provoking, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, expedition, black hole, father daughter relationship, heroic mission, time paradox, space exploration, parallel world ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, nervous breakdown, delusion, nightmare, fear, family relations, dreams, insanity, sanity, obsession, construction worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
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Cell (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ...
Style: ambiguous ending, scary, twist ending, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, cell phone, virus, stephen king, end of the world, violence, murder, suicide, zombie apocalypse, survival, airport ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, new england, maine
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Complete Unknown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tom’s birthday dinner party is turned upside down by the unexpected arrival of Alice, an old flame who changed her identity and vanished without a trace 15 years prior.
Style: ambiguous ending, mysterious, suspense, psychotronic, mind bending ...
Plot: new identity, eternal youth, new life, love, supernatural ability, romance, addiction, psychosis, stage magician, lie, hidden identity, doctor ...
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Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
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: suspense, disturbing, ambiguous ending, intellectual, gothic ...
Plot: lovecraftian, female protagonist, mutation, expedition, scientist, dna, transformation, genetics, research, psychologist, missing person, quarantine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, pakistan, chicago illinois
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The Society (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.
Style: captivating, emotional, suspense, mysterious, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: society, small town, teenager, teenagers, murder, death, survival, separation, friendship, relationships, fantasy world, trapped ...
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Style: biting, touching, fairy tale, disturbing, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: interspecies sex, female full frontal nudity, sign language, laboratory, cold war, escape, healing power, creature, supernatural, love story, water, interracial friendship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, pittsburgh, united states, usa, maryland ...
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Final Girl (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Veronica, the new girl in town, is lured into the woods by a group of senior boys looking to make her a victim. But the boys don't know that Veronica's been trained to handle herself in surprisingly lethal ways.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psycho, in the woods, survival, danger, young heroes, graphic violence, murder, on the run, teenage life, youth, rivalry, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: epic, melancholic, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, torture, murder, prohibition, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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Monos (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Uruguay, USA, Switzerland, Denmark, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.
Style: ambiguous ending, avant garde, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: teenage boy, child soldier, firearm, teenage girl, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, chase, rescue, surrealism, escape, sex scene, gun ...
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Agonie (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the 3rd of October a twenty-four-year-old student from Vienna kills his lover and chops up her corpse. Her torso is found in a dumpster, other body parts and the head are missing. There is no clue about the motive of the murder. A silent ...
Style: ambiguous ending, tense, psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: closeted homosexual, gay slur, gay, father son conflict, socially awkward, emotional abuse, student, machismo, domineering father, social awkwardness, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, killer as protagonist ...
Place: central europe, vienna
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[Cargo] (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man wakes trapped inside a cargo container with only a cell phone and is given 24 hours by his kidnappers to raise ten million dollars in ransom or die.
Style: ambiguous ending, suspense, surprise ending, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: trapped, ransom, isolation, hostage, fear, survival, murder, father son relationship, businessman, telephone call, torture, race against time ...
Place: south america, los angeles
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Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An attraction forms when a Chinese American girl visiting Hong Kong for the first time meets an American expat who shows her the way, but timing may not quite be on their side.
Style: ambiguous ending, thought provoking, sincere, sentimental, captivating
Plot: chance meeting, expatriate, stranger, love interest, american abroad, walking, chinese, conversation, attraction, female director, platonic, immigrants ...
Place: hong kong
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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: ambiguous ending, surreal, rough, bleak, twists and turns
Plot: dark secret, haunted house, return home, getting home, child abuse, dead father, childhood flashback, mother son relationship, dead mother, plot twist, audio tape, creature feature ...
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Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, cerebral, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, human spirit, solitude, courage, adventure, stranded on an island, determination, sole survivor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
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Girls Lost (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Kim, Bella and Momo are three fourteen-year-old girls who discover a fantastic flower with magic qualities: by drinking its nectar they are transformed into boys and they enter a new world. At first they enjoy their newly found freedom, but soon ...
Style: ambiguous ending, psychological, disturbing, contemplative, suspense ...
Plot: coming of age, gender identity, friendship, love triangle, school, friendship between boys, running away from home, marijuana, burglary, runaway, unrequited love, underage drinking ...
Place: eastern europe
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Truth or Dare (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: truth or dare, supernatural horror, game, danger, murder, survival, demon, college, characters killed one by one, rivalry, sacrifice, manipulation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, mexico, london, tokyo, big ben london ...
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Blood Money (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three friends on a wilderness excursion must outrun a white collar criminal hellbent on retrieving his cash, but soon their greed turns them against each other. A modern re-telling of Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948).
Style: ambiguous ending, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: betrayal by friend, wilderness, chase, criminal, foot chase, survival, friendship, woman kills a man, three friends, pursuit, money, interracial friendship ...
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Alien Invasion: S.U.M.1 (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An aggressive race of aliens took over Planet Earth and humanity's at its end, living in giant bunkers below ground. Young Military rookie S.U.M.1 (Iwan Rheon) is sent to the surface to save a group of unprotected survivors.
Style: ambiguous ending, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: future war, alien invasion, alien, soldier, underground bunker, rat, military, extraterrestrial, alien attack, conspiracy, alienation, isolated place ...
Time: future
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Close-Up (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: "CLOSE-UP" is a dramatic feature film told through the eyes of a failed Philadelphia actor who has succumbed to drug addiction. Our story follows him during the Holidays as he desperately tries to regain everything he has lost in his life; ...
Style: social realism, ambiguous ending, psychological, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, addiction, fired from the job, drugs, father daughter relationship, divorce, violence, washed up star, father daughter estrangement, fame, professional wrestler, auditorium ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, philadelphia, los angeles
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Alena (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Alena’s life is far from simple. When she arrives at her new elite boarding school, Filippa and the other girls start to harass her. But Alena’s best friend Josefin won’t let her take anymore beating. If she won’t strike back, Josefin will ...
Style: twists and turns, ambiguous ending, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: bully, school, lgbt, friendship between girls, female friendship, group of friends, lesbianism, stabbing, teenage girl, plot twist, mother daughter relationship, popularity ...
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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Bakerman (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jens has a midlife crisis and chooses to settle some old debts.
Style: ambiguous ending, suspense, unusual plot structure, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, killer, superhero, violence, love, forbidden love, isolation, city, obsession, vigilante, morality, racial slur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: copenhagen, denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark
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American Heist (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers, both with troubled paths, find themselves in the middle of one last bank job.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank, sibling relationship, crime gone awry, going straight, haunted by the past, disorder, crime, crimes, hopes, criminal heroes, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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Hatchet (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, axe, serial killer, survival, supernatural, tour guide, deadly, crimes, danger, psychopath, gory, urban legend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Sound of My Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, tense, ambiguous ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: manipulation, cult leader, journalist, working undercover, uncover truth, manipulations, religions or cults, cult, society, exploit, filmmaking, exploitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Blind Turn (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Samantha Holt had the perfect life with a handsome fiancée and a future that couldn’t look brighter. But an unexpected turn on a dark lonely road puts her on a collision course with Bruce Miller, a devoted family man who descends into madness ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, captivity, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, confined, family tragedy, drunk driving, vengeance, woman in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa, boston
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Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When her father is killed in a road accident, Trishna's family expect her to provide for them. The rich son of an entrepreneur starts to restlessly pursue her affections, but are his intentions as pure as they seem?
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, rich and poor, injustice, culture clash, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, power relations, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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