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, suspense, serious, tense, captivating and psychological films and TV shows about / with mysterious villain, murder, crimes, violence, investigation, death, mystery, revenge, blood and danger plots mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres shot in USA, Japan, Canada and other countries.
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mysterious villain movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mysterious villain: Julia's Eyes (2010), Camp Lakebottom (2013), Jack Reacher (2012), Zootopia (2016), The Mutilator (1984), Twin Peaks (1990), Inspector Gadget (1983), Defending Jacob (2020), High Tension (2003), The Clovehitch Killer (2018).

List of mysterious villain movies

 6.7
 35K
Julia's Eyes (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: woman in danger, twin sister, mind game, blindness, murder, suicide, mysterious villain, uncover truth, mystery killer, mystery, blind character, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
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Camp Lakebottom (2013)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: McGee sets out for summer camp but ends up in the wrong bus, where he meets Squirt and Gretchen. The bus ended up at Camp Lakebottom, a forgotten, weird place has a lot of adventures in store for the 3 friends and their enemy Buttsquat
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, captivating, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: camp, mutant, rivalry, summer camp, mysterious villain, friendship, adventure, disorder, supernatural, good versus evil, monster, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.0
 333K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Mystery, 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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: investigation, ex military, loner, sniper, lone wolves, murder, tough guy, crimes, dishonesty, drifter, frame up, female partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, ohio, baghdad iraq
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 8.0
 481K
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, feel good, funny, allegory, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: disney, talking animals, animals, anthropomorphism, happy ending, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, stereotypes, rabbit, friendship, investigation, discrimination ...
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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: slasher, disturbing, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach house, murder, psychopath, stalking, serial killer, vengeance, buddies, mentally unstable, youth, teenager, mysterious villain, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
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 8.8
 192K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: small town, who done it, investigation, murder, small town life, nightmare, secret, hallucination, demonic possession, death, paranormal investigation, mysterious place ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
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Inspector Gadget (1983)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Canada, Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: adventure, good versus evil, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement, odd couple, goofy hero, clumsiness, private detective, unlikely partners, escapades, mystery ...
Time: 80s
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Defending Jacob (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.
Style: suspense, serious, social, captivating
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, murder, investigation, false accusation of murder, death, parents and children, father son relationship, family relations, assistant district attorney, teenage boy ...
Time: 2020s
Place: massachusetts
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 6.7
 72K
High Tension (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, ...
Style: scary, slasher, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: home invasion, evil man, kidnapping, massacre, brutality, insanity, sadism, serial rapist, sadistic horror, sadistic killer, psycho killer, sadistic psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france, europe
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, psychological, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark past, serial killer, father son relationship, boy scout, investigation, church, sadistic psychopath, family relations, fear, mysterious villain, sadism, teenage boy ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: midwest
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The First Deadly Sin (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A serial killer is stalking New York. Inspector Edward X. Delaney is an NYPD detective, nearing retirement, who is trying to put together the pieces of the case. Are the victims somehow linked? What does the brutal method of death signify?
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, serial killer, murder, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, couple relations, police investigation, psychopath, murder investigation, mysterious villain, investigator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Muslim Magnum .357 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When the Muslim princess Ameera is kidnapped by a local crime syndicate, undercover cop Lt. Jamal Razul a.k.a Magnum is given the task of getting her back. Aided by fellow officer Joselito Ibanez, Razul discovers that there’s more to the ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: missing person, kidnapping, race against time, security, revenge, princess, friendship, conspiracy, violence, mafia, corruption, girl ...
Place: the philippines
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 6.4
 104
Doctor Mabuse (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse returns from exile to begin a new reign of terror, and only young Inspector Carl Lohemann stands in his way.
Style: gothic, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, neo noir
Plot: police inspector, megalomaniac, good versus evil, master criminal, doctor, genius, conspiracy, mysterious villain, clue, black magic, battle of wits, femme fatale ...
Time: 1920s
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 4.5
 225
Tomie vs Tomie (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Partially based on "The Gathering" in the Tomie manga. A young man with a past begins work in a factory, where he attracts the amorous attention of a mysterious woman who lurks behind the scenes. He is a relatively unique young man, ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mysterious woman, supernatural, rivalry, crimes, split personality, revenge, murder, mysterious villain, human monster, factory, death, factory worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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 7.9
 31K
Teen Titans (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Teen Titans is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, primarily the run of stories by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez in the early-1980s The New Teen Titans comic book series. The show was created ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, beast, teenage life, superhero, good versus evil, save the world, heroes, superhero team, teenage love, team, villain ...
Time: 2000s
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 6.1
 2K
Black Butler (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the year 2020, Shiori Genbo (Ayame Gouriki) runs the large corporation Funtom. Shiori is also a descendant of prestigious noble family Phantomhive of England. As a descendant of the noble family Phantomhive, Shiori solves difficult cases ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deal with the devil, master and servant, supernatural, supernatural ability, curse, investigation, uncover truth, power relations, one man army, mystery, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s
Place: tokyo
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My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic, brutal ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial murder, mine, miner, strong violent content, serial killer, characters killed one by one, survival, psychopath, small town, death, haunted by the past, old love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Waterfront Nightmare (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Seven college friends spend their spring break in a remote waterfront cabin only to discover that their happy vacation is about to turn into a hellish trip, as shadowy locals threaten to pick them off one by one.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, slasher, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forest, missing person, buddies, survival, isolation, woman in danger, mystery killer, murderer, mysterious villain, murder, teenager, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Night Caller (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial-killer frightens Paris by phoning young ladies at night, telling them insults about their lives. Minos, as he calls himself, wants to prevent the world from free women and he targets at first these ones. Commissaire Letellier is given the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, chase, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, law enforcement, crimes, skyscraper, criminal, mysterious villain, evil man, killer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Rules of the Game (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Discussing the limits between good and bad, the plot is set in Rio de Janeiro and tells the story of Romero Rômulo (Alexandre Nero), an ex-politician that has a life less obvious then it seems.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: police, family relations, murder, mysterious villain, murder investigation, hostage, crime boss, violence, love, death, mystery killer, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil
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The ABC Murders (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: It's 1933, and an older and greyer Hercule Poirot has fallen out of the public eye. When he receives anonymous letters threatening murder, he must take matters into his own hands.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, stylized, bleak, atmospheric
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mysterious villain, adaptation, ritual, priest, male protagonist, train station, manners, world war one, train, agatha christie ...
Time: 1930s
Place: belgium
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 6.2
 527
Big Match (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Choi Ik-Ho (Lee Jung-Jae) is a martial arts star with talent for action and humor. But one day, he is framed for murder. Ace (Shin Ha-Kyun) is a game planner, who makes a game for the Korean upper class. He is a villain who makes a city into a big ...
Style: tense, captivating, humorous
Plot: city, frame up, master warrior, mysterious villain, false accusation, framed for murder, game, militant, combat, false accusation of murder, battles, martial arts
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The Village: Achiara's Secret (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Achiara is a quiet, peaceful village with hardly any crime. But on her first day of school there, English language instructor Kim So-yoon discovers a buried corpse. As the townspeople speculate on the identity of the dead person and the reason she ...
Style: sexy, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder investigation, mystery, hidden corpse, murder, supernatural, mysterious villain, uncover truth, burial, secret, cold case, sleuth ...
Place: korea
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 6.9
 8K
Control Z (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 37 min.
TV show
Story: When a hacker begins releasing students' secrets to the entire high school, the socially isolated but observant Sofía works to uncover his/her identity.
Style: surprise ending, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: hacker, identity theft, classmate classmate relationship, stalking, teenage pregnancy, bullying, teenager, fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), revenge, secret identity, supernatural ability ...
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 4.9
 385
Osama Game (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kanazawa Nobuaki has transferred to a high school far from where he used to live. Due to an incident at his old school, Nobuaki is afraid of getting close to his new classmates and keeps himself at a distance, but he starts opening up because of a ...
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, disturbing, psychological, psychotronic ...
Plot: high school student, mystery, lone hero, game, game of death, mysterious villain, puzzle, high school, classmate classmate relationship, most dangerous game, mysterious character, mortal combat ...
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Deadly Secrets by the Lake (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A decorated NYPD detective returns to her hometown after her sister is charged with the murder of her boss and attempts to make amends with her estranged family while exposing the dark underbelly of a long-suppressed secret that threatens to tear ...
Style: enigmatic, macabre, suspenseful, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, lake, small town life, mysterious place, suspicion, evil, mystery, supernatural, who done it, mysterious villain, murder mystery ...
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Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After accepting an invitation from a mysterious trainer, Ash, Misty and Brock meet Mewtwo, an artificially created Pokémon who wants to do battle.
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: pokemon, friendship, revenge, murder mystery, mysterious villain, characters in danger, friends, investigation, teamwork, mystery, partners, private detective ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.6
 11K
The Five (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When they were twelve years old, Mark, Pru, Danny and Slade were out together in the park. Mark’s five-year-old brother, Jesse, was annoying them. They were mean – told him to get lost. Jesse ran away. He was gone. Never seen again. Twenty years ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: childhood friend, missing person, murder, investigation, unsolved crime, crime solving, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, uncover truth, crime scene, cold case ...
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 4.4
 619
S.S.D. (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On TV a new reality show, "Pionerlager", has started. Following the results of a casting, five young men and five girls, led by young TV presenter Alice Ten, go to the thrown pioneer camp. The rules state that every week someone would be ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, enigmatic, slasher
Plot: game of death, maniac, murder, trapped, filmmaking, characters killed one by one, mysterious villain, isolation, group of strangers, fictional reality show, violence, bus ...
Place: russia
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 6.6
 9K
NOS4A2 (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A young Victoria "Vic" McQueen discovers she has the power to unlock portals that help her find lost objects. As she delves further into this hidden universe, she encounters many other "inscape travelers" - some benevolent, and ...
Style: macabre, bleak, scary, christmas horror
Plot: teenage girl, supernatural ability, good versus evil, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, parents, christmas, child abduction, heroine, drunkenness, female protagonist, family relations ...
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