Mysterious villain movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mysterious villain movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, suspense, realistic and rough films and TV shows about / with mysterious villain, death, murder, violence, danger, blood, crimes, police investigation, brutality and chase plots mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres shot in USA, Spain, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mysterious villain: Zootopia (2016), Twin Peaks (1990), Inspector Gadget (1983), The Clovehitch Killer (2018), Duel (1971), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Pieces (1982), The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976), Spectre (2015), Jack Reacher (2012).

List of mysterious villain movies

Zootopia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, funny, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, missing person, utopia, animals, anthropomorphism, disney, investigation, happy ending, friendship, secret laboratory, mysterious villain, strong female character ...
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Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, who done it, rape, supernatural, mysterious place, double life, crime, special agents, under the surface ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
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Inspector Gadget (1983)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, Canada, Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Inspector Gadget is an animated television series that revolves around the adventures of a clumsy, dim-witted cyborg detective named lnspector Gadget – a human being with various bionic gadgets built into his body. Gadget's arch-nemesis is ...
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, light
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: goofy hero, police inspector, private detective, adventure, partners against crime, good versus evil, unlikely partners, mystery, odd couple, fighting crime, family, escapades ...
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, dark past, father son relationship, church, psychological thriller, fear, friendship, mysterious villain, teenage boy, double life, sadism ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
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Duel (1971)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Travelling businessman, David Mann, angers the driver of a rusty tanker whilst crossing the Californian desert. A simple trip turns deadly as Mann struggles to stay on the road while the tanker plays cat and mouse with his life.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, desert, chase, stalking, salesman, psychopath, on the road, railroad crossing, road rage, monologue, gas station, school bus ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, a couple of days before his foreseen return to the United States of America. He decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia and help the police in ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, voyeurism, investigation, cult, maniac, mind game, stalking, mystery, danger, mystery killer, transsexual ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph ...
Style: humorous, exciting, touching, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: villain, car race, adventure, misfit, fish out of water, courage, escapades, imaginary, lifestyle change, friendship, nothing goes right, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
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Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: disturbing, rough, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, university, mystery killer, slasher, perversity, killer, psychopath, danger, stalking, chainsaw, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, maniac, slasher, stalking, murder, psychopath, creep, bad guy, human monster, unknown killer, slasher killer, mystery killer ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1946
Place: arkansas, texas, usa
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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, espionage, british secret service, secret agent, secret service, james bond, 007, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rome italy, austria, north africa, big ben london, london ...
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Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, murder, investigation, sniper, drifter, ex military, lone wolves, crimes, conspiracy, vigilantism, false accusation, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
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Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, partners, crime, mastermind, friendship, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, british, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
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Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: incest, vengeance, loneliness, mind game, revenge, secret, confined, losing-it hero, sin, violence, neo noir, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: korea, asia, south korea, hong kong, manhattan new york city ...
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Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: psychopath, slasher, danger, serial killer, in the woods, murder, back from the dead, death, gory, camp counselor, vengeance, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, politics, assassin, assassination, terrorism, false identity, serial killer, disguise, police, law enforcement, sniper ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, big ben london, italy
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Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: captivity, survival, isolation, danger, confined, terrorism, desperation, fear, characters in danger, race against time, buried alive, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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Storks (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an ...
Style: surprise ending, funny, touching, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: baby, stork, good versus evil, transformation, flying, factory, baby girl, father son relationship, chase, female protagonist, boss, wolf ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan, new york
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The Mutilator (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a child, Ed was cleaning his father's hunting rifles for as part of a surprise birthday treat for his old man when one firearm accidentally discharges fatally striking his own mother in the back. His father, Jack Sr came home, saw his wife ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, teenager, maniac, beach, swimming pool, violence, death, beach house, serial killer, stalking, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
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Two-Minute Warning (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT commander Sergeant Button (John Cassavetes), learn of the plot and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stadium, race against time, terrorism, danger, gambling, murder, psychopath, swat, police investigation, hostages, firearm, assassin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Julia's Eyes (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.
Style: bleak, serious, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: suicide, blindness, knife, murder, violence, mind game, losing-it hero, mystery, mysterious character, twin sister, uncover truth, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, revenge, small town, secret, fisherman, mystery, who done it, buried truth, characters killed one by one, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
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Flesh Gordon (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football player Flesh Gordon. Along with his girlfriend Dale ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, good versus evil, mad scientist, space travel, rescue, kidnapping, earth, race against time, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 70s
Place: dungeon
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Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, motorcycle, tough cop, gas station, drug dealer, police investigation, bar fight, mexican standoff, verbal byplay, master criminal, convict, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
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88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, fbi, manipulation, torture, death threat, death, paranoia, chaos, suspect, crime, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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Incredibles 2 (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet – taking care of the problems of his three children.
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, funny, family saga ...
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, supernatural ability, superhero team, who done it, superheroine, happy ending, family relations, obsessive quest, parenting, family, family life ...
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[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, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: trapped, ghost, laser, darkness, heist, mercenary, screaming in pain, race against time, isolation, electric shock, unfaithful husband, mysterious villain ...
Place: south america
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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains...Could it be that their ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surprise ending, idiotic, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: monster, dog, adventure, ghost, family, amateur detective, mystery, goofy hero, rescue, heroic mission, crimes, danger ...
Time: 2000s
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Anthropophagus (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: slasher, island, cannibal, psychopath, serial killer, stranded, gory, survival, isolation, ocean or sea, confined, anthropophagus ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, athens greece, greece
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Knife of Ice (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident. Barely surviving the tragedy herself, Martha was struck dumb due to the shock. Now an adult, the still mute Martha lives with her uncle Ralph ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mute or deaf, strong sexual content, gory, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, mystery, danger, deadly, serial killer, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain
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Warlock Moon (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Young lovers John and Jenny decide to go for a drive in the countryside one day when they happen upon the remains of a long-abandoned resort spa. After doing some exploring, they find that an elderly couple is still living in the crumbling building. ...
Style: demonic
Plot: spa, cannibalism, ritual, old woman, satanism, abandoned, cook, illegal drug, abandoned building, satanist, killing spree, mutilated body ...
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