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, suspenseful, psychological, suspense and interesting films and TV shows about / with murder, storytelling, death, dialogue, violence, catastrophe, blood, danger, bar and chase plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ambiguous ending: Inception (2010), Dark Matter (2015), Interstellar (2014), The Devil's Advocate (1997), The Shape of Water (2017), Final Girl (2015), Cast Away (2000), Vanilla Sky (2001), Unforgiven (2018), Operation Finale (2018).
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Interstellar (2014)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA, UK
169 min.
 8.6
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Comedy, Crime, Drama
UK, USA
115 min.
 8.2
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Unforgiven (2018)
Drama
Russia
106 min.
 6.5
Operation Finale (2018)
Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
USA
122 min.
 6.5

List of ambiguous ending movies

 8.8
 1.7M
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, serious, exciting ...
Plot: manipulations, parallel world, haunted by the past, teamwork, hi-tech, perfect crime, virtual reality, mind control, imagination, redemption, impersonating, dishonesty ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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 7.5
 34K
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, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, memory loss, outer space, female fighter, betrayal, danger, friendship, adventure, gunfight, disorder, survival ...
Time: future
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Genre: Comedy, 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, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: anger, small town, racism, rape, guilty conscience, suffering, loss of daughter, revenge, trial, regret, police brutality, death of daughter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, idaho
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 8.6
 1.2M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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, epic ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, expedition, future dystopia, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries, space exploration, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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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: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, devil, ambition, law firm, supernatural, marital problem, mentor, blind ambition, lust, sin, deal with the devil, temptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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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: fairy tale, biting, ambiguous ending, romantic, disturbing ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: creature, cold war, sign language, scientist, supernatural, laboratory, interspecies romance, escape, love story, rescue, captive, cruelty ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, soviet union, pittsburgh, united states, maryland
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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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, ambiguous ending, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: young heroes, teenage life, in the woods, youth, on the run, survival, danger, rivalry, hunting, truth or dare, most dangerous game, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.8
 454K
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: serious, captivating, gloomy, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, island, loneliness, isolation, human spirit, courage, adventure, suicide attempt, air disaster, hopes, fish out of water, tropical island ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, russia
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 6.9
 228K
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, surreal, enigmatic, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, mystery, disfigurement, hallucinations, virtual reality, disfigured face, love, obsession, mind game, nightmare, redemption, freak accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 444
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: based on true events, emotional, ambiguous ending, psychological, bleak
Plot: tragedy, lone hero, revenge, airplane accident, grief, justice, tragic event, moral ambiguity, death of child, depression, death of wife, catastrophe ...
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
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: war criminal, nazi, manhunt, jewish, mission, life risking, culture clash, period piece, secret mission, chase, runaway, morality ...
Time: 60s
Place: argentina, israel
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 5.7
 6K
Kin (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
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: ambiguous ending, brutal, social, serious, suspense
Plot: father son relationship, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, gun shooting, adopted son, released from prison, police arrest, burglary, moral ambiguity, murder, abusive parent, brothers ...
Place: detroit
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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: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, scarecrow, cornfield, murder, zombie, farm, ritual, danger, friends, sewing machine, group of friends, fratricide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.6
 14K
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, ambiguous ending, sincere, depressing
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lgbt, female nudity, forbidden love, childhood friends, infidelity, orthodox jew, scandal, husband wife relationship, cheating wife, funeral, community, suffering ...
Place: london
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 7.5
 5K
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, ambiguous ending, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: supernatural, friendship, teenage life, youth, danger, school, investigation, dialogue, super strength, family relations, superheroine, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 269K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, outer space, cyberpunk, mars, memory loss, secret agents, technology gone awry, space colony, false memory, secret, mutant, secret agent ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: mine
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 6.8
 343K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: suspense, exciting, entertaining, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, secret service, espionage, british secret service, secret agent, james bond, 007, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: north africa, big ben london, rome italy, austria, london ...
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 8.1
 314K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, paranoia, monster, survival, alien encounter, space and aliens, transformation, danger, fear, supernatural, confined, destruction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 7.4
 80K
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: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, sanity, paranoia, construction worker, beach, small town, apocalypse, insurance, delusion, nightmare, nervous breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
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 6.7
 150K
The Ninth Gate (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, collector, devil, danger, book, artifact, satanism, occult, chase, mystery, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain, southern france, new york, france ...
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 6.8
 168K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, depressing, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, stalking, dangerous attraction, chase, death, friendship, paranoia, group of friends, being followed, fright, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, california
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 8.0
 631K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, suspense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, mental illness, insanity, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, paranoia, hallucinations, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: erotic, psychological, bleak, rough, sexual ...
Plot: captivity, kidnapping, fascism, sexual relations, obsession, violence spree, sexual perversion, confined, deadly, crimes, sex, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
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 7.7
 7K
Burning (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic ...
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: burning, aspiring writer, metaphor, class differences, rich man, suspicion, love triangle, stabbing, smoking, urination, vomiting, cat ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south korea
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 8.5
 39K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: surreal, offbeat, disturbing, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, small town life, crime, small town, surrealism, crimes, law enforcement, special agents, mystery, social relations, haunted by the past, doppelganger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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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
Plot: downbeat ending, child abuse, haunted house, attic, dead father, dark secret, dead mother, plot twist, return home, audio tape
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 5.5
 4K
Beneath (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A crew of coal miners becomes trapped 600 feet below ground after a disastrous collapse. As the air grows more toxic and time runs out, they slowly descend into madness and begin to turn on one another. Inspired by true events.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, ambiguous ending
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, underground, confined, danger, deadly, ghost, race against time, chases and races, supernatural, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine
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 5.0
 21K
Rage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the Russian mob kidnaps the daughter of a reformed criminal, he rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, russian mafia, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, haunted by the past, rivalry, gangsters, track down, violence spree, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states
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 6.3
 39K
Somewhere (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Italy, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, touching, witty ...
Plot: luxury hotel, casual sex, promiscuity, actor's life, rock, introspection, hollywood, parents and children, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, father daughter relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, europe, italy ...
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 6.4
 14K
Chained (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A serial killer kidnaps a young boy after murdering his mother, then raises him to be his accomplice. After years in captivity, the boy must choose between escaping or following in his captor's bloody footprints.
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: captivity, serial killer, crimes, confined, escape attempt, taxi driver, psychopath, slavery, kidnapping, slave, chained, isolated house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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