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, death, violence, storytelling, blood, dialogue, bar, brutality, mentor and paranoia 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), Husk (2011), Disobedience (2017), Impulse (2018), Total Recall (1990).
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Interstellar
Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA, UK
169 min.
 8.6
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Comedy, Crime, Drama
UK, USA
115 min.
 8.2
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Impulse
Action, Sci-Fi
USA
50 min.
 7.5
Burning
Drama, Mystery
South Korea
148 min.
 7.6

List of ambiguous ending movies

 8.8
 1.7M
Inception
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: surreal, psychological, suspense, ambiguous ending, futuristic ...
Plot: dreams, alternate reality, teamwork, neo noir, virtual reality, existentialism, imagination, redemption, philosophy, hi-tech, memory, heist ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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 7.5
 34K
Dark Matter
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: ambiguous ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, female fighter, space wars, space travel, danger, betrayal, adventure, friendship, evil corporation, gunfight, rebellion, doppelganger ...
Time: future
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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: cynical, thought provoking, ambiguous ending, dark humor, psychological ...
Plot: suffering, anger, loss of daughter, revenge, trial, regret, cynicism, guilty conscience, police brutality, death of daughter, verbal abuse, name calling ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, idaho
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 8.6
 1.2M
Interstellar
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: futuristic, philosophical, intellectual, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: space travel, nasa, heroic mission, outer space, father daughter relationship, time travel, space exploration, astronaut, space program, space station, distant planet, science ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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The Devil's Advocate
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, ambiguous ending, bleak ...
Plot: lawyer, greed, devil, temptation, blind ambition, mentor, law firm, hotshot lawyer, deal with the devil, marital problem, crooked lawyer, lust ...
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
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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, ambiguous ending, romantic, disturbing, biting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cold war, interspecies romance, escape, sign language, scientist, supernatural, laboratory, creature, love story, rescue, captive, cruelty ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, soviet union, pittsburgh, united states, maryland
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 4.7
 11K
Final Girl
Genre: Action, 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, ambiguous ending, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: young heroes, in the woods, teenage life, youth, on the run, survival, danger, fear, truth or dare, most dangerous game, hunting, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.2
 9K
Husk
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, tense, disturbing, bloody ...
Plot: scarecrow, supernatural, cornfield, murder, farm, danger, ritual, group of friends, sewing machine, fratricide, friends, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.6
 12K
Disobedience
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, 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: forbidden love, lgbt, childhood friends, infidelity, orthodox jew, scandal, husband wife relationship, community, suffering, female nudity, cheating wife, sex scene ...
Place: london
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 7.5
 4K
Impulse
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, lyrical, bleak, ambiguous ending, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: supernatural, super strength, dialogue, friendship, suburbs, teenage life, superheroine, youth, adaptation, family relations, danger, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 269K
Total Recall
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, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, cyberpunk, memory loss, memory, space travel, violence, conspiracy, chase, rebellion, good versus evil, outer space, alien ...
Time: future, 80s, 21st century
Place: mine
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 6.8
 338K
Spectre
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: exciting, suspense, entertaining, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, 007, espionage, spy, british secret service, heroic mission, secret service, secret agent, assassin, car chase, fight scenes, secret mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: london, england, rome italy, austria, north africa ...
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 8.1
 314K
The Thing
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, paranoia, isolation, survival, alien, transformation, monster, splatter, gore, blood, alien invasion, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 7.4
 80K
Take Shelter
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, tense, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, paranoia, dreams, insanity, schizophrenia, apocalypse, losing-it hero, psychology, sanity, character study, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
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 6.7
 150K
The Ninth Gate
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, scary, psychological, dark ...
Plot: mystery, devil, book, supernatural, occult, obsession, investigation, collector, murder, danger, curses spells and rituals, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, spain, new york, southern france, paris france ...
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 6.8
 168K
It Follows
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, depressing, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, chase, death, ghost, friendship, paranoia, brutality, dangerous attraction, isolation, stalking, group of friends, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, california
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 8.0
 626K
Black Swan
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: surreal, psychological, suspense, atmospheric, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, mental illness, surrealism, mentor, paranoia, psychology, character study, artists and showbiz, hallucinations, dancer's life, ballerina ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
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: macabre, bleak, rough, erotic, psychological ...
Plot: torture, sexual abuse, brutality, rape, libertine, kidnapping, fascism, captivity, sexual perversion, atrocity, sex, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
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 7.6
 4K
Burning
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, metaphor, cow, anonymous telephone call, childhood friend, wristwatch, class differences, tragic love, pantomime, car on fire, greenhouse, bare breasts ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south korea
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 8.5
 38K
Twin Peaks
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, serious, atmospheric, offbeat, twists and turns ...
Plot: special agents, mystery, small town, small town life, crime, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, social relations, haunted by the past, surrealism, doppelganger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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Jack Goes Home
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
Plot: downbeat ending, attic, dark secret, dead father, haunted house, child abuse, return home, plot twist, dead mother, audio tape
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 5.5
 4K
Beneath
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, confined, danger, deadly, ghost, race against time, chases and races, supernatural, trapped, underground, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine
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 5.0
 21K
Rage
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, rivalry, revenge, gangsters, track down, violence spree, kidnapping, russian mafia, chases and races, deadly, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states
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 6.3
 39K
Somewhere
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, melancholic, reflective, realistic ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, loneliness, hotel, actor's life, rock, existentialism, relationships, introspection, solitude, depression, hollywood, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo, europe ...
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 6.4
 14K
Chained
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: disturbing, rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: captivity, serial killer, confined, chained, slave, taxi driver, crimes, isolated house, serial rapist, childhood trauma, misogynist, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.9
 228K
Vanilla Sky
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: surreal, psychological, enigmatic, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: virtual reality, obsession, surrealism, love, love triangle, disfigurement, mystery, mind game, existentialism, alternate reality, redemption, disfigured face ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.3
 606K
Taxi Driver
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, serious, dark ...
Plot: obsession, vigilante, redemption, depression, paranoia, loneliness, mental illness, violence, vigilantism, prostitution, insanity, taxi ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
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 8.4
 736K
The Shining
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: atmospheric, scary, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hotel, isolation, insanity, maze, supernatural, imaginary friend, ghost, snow, blood, murder, violence, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, montana, oregon, denver colorado
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Last Life in the Universe
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his lifeless apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of Nid, seconds before he was about to jump off a bridge. This brings ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, offbeat, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, friendship, loneliness, existentialism, depression, death, surrealism, violence, drinking, hospital, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, tokyo, bangkok thailand
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 7.3
 202K
Identity
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery, murder mystery, murder, stranded, psychiatrist, hotel, investigation, death, psychology, paranoia, identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, nevada, florida
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