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, surprise ending, enigmatic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with murder, death, violence, blood, danger, knife, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe and fire 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, exciting ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, mind control, virtual reality, hi-tech, imagination, dreams, corporate world ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, japan, sydney australia
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 6.9
 222K
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, transformation, scientist, mutation, psychologist, research, quarantine, mission, paramedic, missing husband, jungle, mutant ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, memory loss, betrayal, female fighter, danger, survival, martial arts, adventure, friendship, 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: fairy tale, biting, disturbing, romantic, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: creature, love story, laboratory, supernatural, cold war, sign language, interracial friendship, female full frontal nudity, escape, interspecies romance, rescue, captive ...
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, loss of daughter, revenge, regret, name calling, death of daughter ...
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, airport, murder, suicide, cell phone, 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, ambiguous ending, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: young heroes, in the woods, survival, on the run, teenage life, youth, danger, rivalry, fear, hunting, most dangerous game, truth or dare ...
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, marital problem, temptation, deal with the devil, lust, mentor, ethics, sin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, southern usa, 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, space and aliens, heroic mission, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, adventure, survival, expedition ...
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: tense, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, sanity, paranoia, nightmare, nervous breakdown, delusion, fear, construction worker, insurance, dreams, insanity, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986
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: serious, captivating, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, island, loneliness, isolation, human spirit, courage, adventure, air disaster, suicide attempt, hopes, solitude, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow 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, brother brother relationship, politician, flashback, husband wife relationship, restaurant, anger, arson, uncle nephew relationship, van ...
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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, hopes, crime, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, disorder, robbery, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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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: suspense, stylized, tense, atmospheric, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: anti hero, hitman, prostitute, betrayal, small town, one last job, revenge, assassination, moral dilemma, deadly, intrigue, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy, california
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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, clever ...
Plot: depression, obsession, actor, director, existentialism, writer's life, self fulfillment, theater, alienation, therapist, suicide, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
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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, intellectual, disturbing ...
Plot: technology, computer game, computer, male protagonist, repeated scene, alternate reality, psychology, flashbacks, mystery writer, behavior control, british, psychologist ...
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, death of child, depression, death of wife, moral ambiguity, tragic event, 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: nazi, war criminal, manhunt, jewish, mission, life risking, chase, period piece, secret mission, culture clash, mossad, morality ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, year 1954
Place: argentina, israel, austria, buenos aires argentina, tel aviv israel
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 5.7
 8K
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, social, brutal, serious, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: released from prison, father son relationship, gun shooting, teenage boy, adopted son, murder, brother brother relationship, police arrest, burglary, strip club, moral ambiguity, abusive parent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: detroit, iowa, nevada, 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, hopes, 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, dark, bleak ...
Plot: family in danger, life is a bitch, danger, woman in danger, parents and children, american civil war, protective parent, strong female lead, 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: atmospheric, sentimental, serious, romantic, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: werewolf, romance, love triangle, teenage love, transformation, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, dangerous attraction, false accusation, love and romance, feral man, orphan ...
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, danger, farm, friends, ritual, sewing machine, group of friends, fratricide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.6
 17K
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, lesbian, childhood friends, scandal, orthodox jew, infidelity, husband wife relationship, cheating wife, funeral, lesbian relationship ...
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, lyrical, bleak, suspense, ambiguous ending
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: supernatural, youth, teenage life, friendship, school, danger, investigation, dialogue, super strength, superheroine, suburbs, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 13
Spice It Up (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A film student struggles to complete her thesis project.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: film within a film, dance, army, filmmaking, university, high school, photographer, female protagonist, abortion, professor, camera, laptop ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 4.7
 2K
Sam Was Here (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Sam, a forty-something door-to-door salesman, travels through the few inhabited zones of the Californian desert in search of clients, yet everything seems deserted.
Style: ambiguous ending, macabre, suspense, enigmatic
Plot: motel, paranoid, desert, police officer, salesman, identity crisis, child killer, blood, telephone call, paranoia, map, brutality ...
Time: 1990s, year 1998
Place: california
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 5.0
 358
Snapshot (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Angela is a young hairdresser thrown out of home by her puritantical mother after too many nights out. She quickly falls in with the modeling crowd and does some modeling work herself, while it seems she is being stalked by a mysterious figure ...
Style: psychological, ambiguous ending
Plot: photographer, advertising, modeling, murder, model, photograph, stalker, obsession, mother daughter relationship, gay, sex scene, mirror ...
Place: melbourne australia, melbourne
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 5.3
 14K
Serenity (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Baker Dill is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen tracks him down with a desperate plea for help.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, brutal ...
Plot: fishing boat, ex wife, husband, neo noir, captain, island, underwater, murder, lie, secrets, tyranny, planned murder ...
Place: florida
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