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, serious, suspense, enigmatic, surprise ending and interesting films and TV shows about / with death, murder, violence, danger, storytelling, betrayal, blood, dialogue, catastrophe and knife plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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ambiguous ending movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ambiguous ending: Inception (2010), Annihilation (2018), Dark Matter (2015), The Shape of Water (2017), Cell (2016), Final Girl (2015), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Interstellar (2014), Take Shelter (2011).

List of ambiguous ending movies

 8.8
 1.8M
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, suspenseful, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, imagination, mind control, virtual reality, hi-tech, philosophy, dreams ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, sydney australia, paris france, japan
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 6.9
 231K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: disturbing, suspense, ambiguous ending, intellectual, macabre ...
Plot: expedition, mutation, scientist, transformation, female protagonist, quarantine, psychologist, research, mission, dna, missing person, mutant ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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 7.5
 36K
Dark Matter (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, memory loss, betrayal, martial arts, danger, female fighter, survival, friendship, adventure, time travel ...
Time: future
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
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, fairy tale, romantic, disturbing, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: creature, supernatural, laboratory, love story, sign language, cold war, interracial friendship, interspecies sex, female full frontal nudity, escape, interspecies romance, ends with narration ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, maryland, united states, pittsburgh, soviet union
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief ...
Style: ambiguous ending, cynical, dark humor, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: rape, racism, anger, small town, guilty conscience, suffering, trial, regret, loss of daughter, revenge, verbal abuse, police brutality ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, idaho
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 4.3
 22K
Cell (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, melancholic, scary, twist ending, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, violence, murder, airport, cell phone, suicide, virus, on the road, zombie, survival, teenage girl, paranoia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, maine, new england
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 4.7
 12K
Final Girl (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 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, suspenseful, serious, ambiguous ending, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, in the woods, danger, young heroes, murder, psycho, youth, teenage life, on the run, rivalry, hunting, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
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: rough, atmospheric, captivating, sadistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prohibition, gangsters, rape, organized crime, friendship, corruption, murder, torture, childhood friends, criminal heroes, regret, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1960s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
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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, serious, clever ...
Plot: ambition, law firm, devil, hotshot lawyer, supernatural, ethics, marital problem, temptation, deal with the devil, mentor, evil, sin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, southern usa, manhattan, new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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 8.6
 1.3M
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: atmospheric, mind bending, futuristic, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, space and aliens, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, adventure, expedition, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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 7.4
 82K
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, nightmare, nervous breakdown, delusion, fear, construction worker, insurance, dreams, sanity, insanity, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
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 7.8
 467K
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, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, island, loneliness, isolation, human spirit, courage, desert island, adventure, air disaster, natural disaster, suicide attempt, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, russia
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 4.5
 6K
The Dinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two brothers and their wives meet up at a haute-cuisine restaurant to discuss what to do about a horrific crime that their sons committed together. As the quartet debate their options, the conversation reopens old wounds between the siblings.
Style: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, rough, suspenseful, cynical
Plot: father son relationship, teenager, violence, restaurant, husband wife relationship, flashback, anger, politician, brother brother relationship, arson, kicking, hiding ...
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 5.1
 15K
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, criminal heroes, crime, hopes, disorder, robbery, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 6.3
 86K
The American (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him.
Style: stylized, tense, atmospheric, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: anti hero, hitman, prostitute, betrayal, small town, one last job, revenge, assassination, deadly, moral dilemma, intrigue, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy, california
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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, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: new identity, new life, romance, addiction, love, supernatural ability, psychosis, eternal youth, hidden identity, birthday, doctor, lie ...
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Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: depression, obsession, actor, director, existentialism, writer's life, self fulfillment, theater, alienation, therapist, suicide, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.
Style: tech noir, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, psychedelic, intellectual ...
Plot: technology, computer game, male protagonist, computer, repeated scene, alternate reality, psychology, flashbacks, mystery writer, behavior control, free will, british ...
Time: year 1984
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 6.4
 510
Unforgiven (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true and tragic events in the life of Vitaly Kaloyev, an architect and family man. In 2002, his wife and children die in a mid-air collision along with 70 other people, mostly children. Vitaly is one of the first people to discover the ...
Style: psychological, based on true events, emotional, bleak, ambiguous ending
Plot: justice, tragedy, lone hero, grief, revenge, airplane accident, depression, death of child, tragic event, moral ambiguity, death of wife, catastrophe ...
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, national socialism, ambiguous ending, tense
Plot: nazi, war criminal, jewish, chase, manhunt, storytelling, mission, period piece, secret mission, culture clash, life risking, mossad ...
Time: 60s, year 1944, year 1945, year 1954, year 1960 ...
Place: argentina, israel, germany, tel aviv israel, buenos aires argentina ...
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 5.8
 9K
Kin (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy finds a powerful otherworldly weapon, which he uses to save his older adoptive brother from a crew of thugs. Before long, the two of them are also pursued by federal agents and mysterious mercenaries aiming to reclaim their asset.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, brutal, social, serious ...
Plot: released from prison, teenage boy, father son relationship, gun shooting, adopted son, brother brother relationship, murder, police arrest, burglary, strip club, moral ambiguity, abusive parent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: detroit, nevada, iowa, nebraska
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 6.9
 232K
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, surreal, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, disfigurement, mystery, virtual reality, nightmare, jealousy, love, hallucinations, disfigured face, obsession, redemption, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Deliverance Creek (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set at the end of the Civil War, widowed mother of 3 Belle Gatlin Barlowe faces uncertainty as she attempts to defend her family's land by any means necessary. When the corrupt bank that runs their town pushes Belle into becoming an outlaw, the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, dark ...
Plot: family in danger, life is a bitch, danger, woman in danger, parents and children, american civil war, strong female lead, protective parent, single mother, child care, female protagonist, determination ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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A Werewolf Boy (2012)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, serious, romantic, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: werewolf, romance, love triangle, teenage love, transformation, teaching the ways of the world, dangerous attraction, friendship, false accusation, love and romance, feral man, feral child ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia
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 5.2
 9K
Husk (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of friends stranded near a desolate cornfield find shelter in an old farmhouse, though they soon discover the dwelling is the center of a supernatural ritual.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing, bloody ...
Plot: supernatural, scarecrow, cornfield, murder, zombie, farm, danger, friends, ritual, group of friends, sewing machine, fratricide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.6
 18K
Disobedience (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman learns about the death of her father. She returns to her Orthodox Jewish home and falls in love with her best childhood friend who is now married to her cousin.
Style: melancholic, depressing, ambiguous ending, sincere
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female nudity, lgbt, forbidden love, cheating wife, lesbian, childhood friends, infidelity, husband wife relationship, orthodox jew, scandal, lesbian relationship, funeral ...
Place: london
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 7.5
 6K
Impulse (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Follow 16-year-old Henrietta, aka Henry, who discovers she has the ability to teleport. The first time she realizes this, she is in a truck with her high school’s Golden Boy, who tries to rape her.
Style: captivating, bleak, lyrical, suspense, ambiguous ending
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: supernatural, youth, friendship, teenage life, danger, super strength, investigation, family relations, school, dialogue, suburbs, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 59K
Sliding Doors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gwyneth Paltrow plays London publicist Helen, effortlessly sliding between parallel storylines that show what happens if she does or does not catch a train back to her apartment. Love. Romantic entanglements. Deception. Trust. Friendship. Comedy. ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, road not taken, breakup, chance, romance, time travel, love affair, choice, love and romance, alternate reality, love triangle, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, usa, europe, england
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 6.1
 916
Girls Lost (2015)
Genre: Drama
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
Plot: gender identity, coming of age, lgbt, torch, arson, full moon, love triangle, swimming, knife, sexuality, based on a novel, middle finger ...
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Naked Among Wolves (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naked Among Wolves (German: Nackt unter Wölfen) is a German drama film directed by Philipp Kadelbach in 2015. It is based on the novel of the same name by Bruno Apitz, which was published in 1958 by the East German Publishing house. It was created ...
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: concentration camp, nazism, war, shoah, child in peril, hanged man, smuggling, boy, world war two, radio broadcast, horse riding, shot in the back ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany
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