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, serious, surprise ending, suspenseful and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with death, murder, gun, violence, blood, danger, chase, pistol, father son relationship and storytelling 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), Dark Matter (2015), Cell (2016), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Interstellar (2014), Annihilation (2018), The Society (2019), The Shape of Water (2017), Final Girl (2015), Once Upon a Time in America (1984).

List of ambiguous ending movies

 8.8
 2.0M
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, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, mind control, alternate reality, haunted by the past, existentialism, subconscious, teamwork, manipulations, fantasy world, sleeping, philosophy ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, los angeles, tokyo, kenya, africa ...
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 7.5
 38K
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, ambiguous ending, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, memory loss, betrayal, danger, space and aliens, survival, time travel, martial arts, friendship, space opera ...
Time: future
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 4.3
 25K
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, scary, twist ending, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, violence, airport, suicide, murder, cell phone, stephen king, virus, zombie, end of the world, adaptation, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, maine, new england
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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, ambition, law firm, deal with the devil, ethics, temptation, evil, sin, hotshot lawyer, marital problem, god or devil, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
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 8.6
 1.5M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, futuristic, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, time travel, black hole, end of the world, time paradox, expedition, heroic mission, parallel world, father daughter relationship, space exploration ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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 6.8
 272K
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: mutation, lovecraftian, female protagonist, scientist, dna, expedition, transformation, psychologist, genetics, research, missing person, quarantine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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 7.1
 17K
The Society (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
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, mysterious, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: society, teenager, small town, relationships, murder, death, survival, separation, fantasy world, teenagers, friendship, trapped ...
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: female full frontal nudity, interspecies sex, sign language, laboratory, cold war, escape, creature, healing power, supernatural, interracial friendship, love story, rescue ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, united states, pittsburgh, maryland, usa ...
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 4.7
 14K
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, suspenseful, serious, ambiguous ending, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: in the woods, psycho, survival, danger, young heroes, graphic violence, murder, on the run, youth, teenage life, rivalry, hunting ...
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: melancholic, atmospheric, rough, epic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, corruption, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, murder, torture, prohibition, crimes, gunfight ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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 2.5
 359
[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, surprise ending, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: trapped, ransom, isolation, survival, hostage, fear, murder, mercenary, father son relationship, torture, telephone call, 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, conversation, walking, chinese, american abroad, attraction, female director, meet cute, 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: surreal, ambiguous ending, bleak, rough, twists and turns
Plot: dark secret, haunted house, getting home, return home, child abuse, dead father, childhood flashback, mother son relationship, downbeat ending, plot twist, audio tape, dead mother ...
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 7.4
 89K
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, sanity, insanity, obsession, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
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 7.8
 511K
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: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, human spirit, courage, air disaster, sole survivor, adventure, solitude, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.5
 2K
School's Out (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Pierre Hoffman joins St Joseph’s College to stand in for a young French teacher who threw himself from the window of his classroom. But he soon starts noticing strange behaviour from his Year 10 class.
Style: ambiguous ending, avant garde, enigmatic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: teen suicide, substitute teacher, school trip, french countryside, bullying, high school, teacher student relationship, ambiguity, teenager, alarm, student, ecology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry
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 4.4
 2K
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, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: betrayal by friend, wilderness, chase, criminal, friendship, survival, foot chase, pursuit, three friends, woman kills a man, interracial friendship, police ...
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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, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: future war, underground bunker, alien invasion, alien, soldier, rat, military, extraterrestrial, alien attack, conspiracy, isolated place, alienation ...
Time: future
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 4.5
 8K
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, cynical, rough, suspenseful
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, teenager, violence, arson, restaurant, flashback, husband wife relationship, politician, anger, brother brother relationship, beating ...
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 7.8
 6K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, epic, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: political intrigue, historical character, clergy, church, power struggle, politics, political corruption, european history, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, corrupted ruler ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, florence italy, spain ...
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 7.6
 1K
Parzania (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Centered around the 2002 massacres in Gujarat, the film tells the story of a happy family that is torn apart by the loss of their son Parzan.
Style: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: violence, injustice, racism, family in danger, hallucination, religious intolerance, rage, child's point of view, torture, thesis, boy in peril, innocence ...
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 5.0
 16K
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, hopes, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The son of the owner of a large Italian cheese factory is kidnapped, but as the factory is on the verge of bankruptcy the owner hatches a plan to use the ransom money as reinvestment in the factory.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, family business, factory, missing person, confined, crimes, cons and scams, moral dilemma, danger, dishonesty, opera ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
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 5.7
 28K
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: rough, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, survival, axe, supernatural, tour guide, deadly, crimes, danger, psychopath, trap, manic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Chungking Express (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, ambiguous ending, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: loneliness, fall in love, police officer, femme fatale, romance, girlfriend, depression, acceptance, multiple storylines, new beginning, love, disguise ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, california, taiwan, tokyo
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 7.9
 185K
Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: dark humor, cult film, futuristic, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, surveillance, satire, mistaken identity, chase, hallucination, alternate reality, paranoia, giant, escape, fall in love ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
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 6.3
 91K
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: atmospheric, stylized, tense, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: small town, one last job, hitman, prostitute, betrayal, moral dilemma, anti heroes, anti hero, assassin, assassination, loner, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy, california
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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, exploitation, society, exploit, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 5.2
 116
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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 6.0
 3K
Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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, romance, love and romance, couples, power relations, unfulfillment, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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