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, scary and realistic films and TV shows about / with mysterious villain, death, murder, blood, violence, danger, villain, psychopath, fear and crimes plots mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mysterious villain: Zootopia (2016), Twin Peaks (1990), Inspector Gadget (1983), Duel (1971), The Clovehitch Killer (2018), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976), Spectre (2015), Jack Reacher (2012), Sherlock (2010).
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Inspector Gadget (1983)
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
USA, France, Canada, Japan, Taiwan
30 min.
 6.8
Sherlock (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK, USA
88 min.
 9.2
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
109 min.
 6.5
Incredibles 2 (2018)
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
USA
118 min.
 7.8

List of mysterious villain movies

 8.0
 360K
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: kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, missing person, anthropomorphism, utopia, investigation, prejudice, friendship, animals, talking animals, injustice, anthropomorphic animal, secret laboratory ...
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 8.8
 145K
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, crime, who done it, supernatural, mysterious place, double life, special agents, under the surface, psychic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: usa, washington state
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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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 7.7
 55K
Duel (1971)
Genre: Action, 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, psychopath, salesman, on the road, duel, road rage, monologue, gas station, railroad crossing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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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: gothic, surprise ending, suspense, sinister
Plot: serial killer, father son relationship, psychological thriller, coming of age, church, retro, psycho terror, two killers, teenager, gore, torture, good versus evil ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
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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, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, voyeurism, stalking, mystery killer, investigation, cult, maniac, mind game, mystery, danger, transsexual ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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 7.7
 317K
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, touching, offbeat, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: villain, car race, nothing goes right, adventure, journey, misfit, courage, fish out of water, goofy hero, escapades, heroes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: usa, california
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, sadistic psychopath, unknown killer, human monster, bad guy, creep, slasher killer, mystery killer, slasher, stalking, murder, psychopath ...
Time: 40s, year 1946, 1940s
Place: arkansas, usa, texas
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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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 7.0
 273K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: clever, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, sniper, loner, investigation, drifter, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, ex military, lone wolves, conspiracy, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
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 9.2
 658K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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, crime, mind game, partners, mastermind, riddles and clues, friendship, intelligence, danger, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
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 8.4
 435K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: vengeance, confined, incest, mind game, secret, losing-it hero, sin, revenge, loneliness, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, hong kong ...
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Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror
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: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: psychopath, slasher, danger, in the woods, serial killer, back from the dead, death, murder, 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: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, politics, terrorism, assassin, assassination, false identity, serial killer, police, disguise, law enforcement, sniper ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, big ben london
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 7.0
 135K
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, serious, tense, clever ...
Plot: captivity, survival, isolation, danger, confined, terrorism, race against time, desperation, fear, characters in danger, chases and races, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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 6.8
 48K
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: stork, baby, transformation, boss, female protagonist, teenage girl, chase, father son relationship, baby girl, factory, flying, 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, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, teenager, maniac, beach, violence, death, swimming pool, serial killer, stalking, psychopath, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
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 7.8
 150K
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, who done it, family relations, superheroine, superhero team, family, happy ending, obsessive quest, parenting, family life ...
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 3.3
 224
[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: ghost, trapped, race against time, isolation, mercenary, heist, survival, captive, businessman, laser, darkness, screaming in pain ...
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 ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: slasher, island, cannibal, stranded, boat, psychopath, serial killer, gory, mind game, ocean or sea, stalking, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: athens greece, greece, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 423
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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, mute or deaf, strong sexual content, who done it, gory, woman in danger, crimes, mystery, danger, deadly, serial killer, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 296
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: satanism, spa, cannibalism, old woman, ritual, cook, abandoned, mutilated body, blood on clothes, groceries, meal, old lady ...
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 4.9
 1K
The Slayer (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
Style: serious, suspenseful, surreal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: island, beach, slasher, murder, mystery killer, unknown killer, slasher killer, fear, death, artist, violence, evil ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend Uchiha Sasuke from the grips of the snake-like Shinobi, ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, master warrior, friendship, team, young heroes, villain, good versus evil, mission, adventure, heroes, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: violence, serial killer, slasher, italian horror, knife murder, human monster, slasher killer, unknown killer, murder, gory, fondling, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 58K
Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, sinister, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, witch, supernatural horror, supernatural, murder, coven, noise, evil, apartment, danger, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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 8.6
 1.2M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, investigation, crime, police investigation, killings, crimes, police, police detective, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 6.7
 4K
Road Games (1981)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer who uses a young female hitchhiker as bait to lure victims on a desolate Australian highway.
Style: suspense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, on the road, truck, truck driver, slasher, stalking, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, pets ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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 5.3
 11K
Psycho III (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls mother. One of his guests is a young girl who has left the convent where she lived. To get some help he employs a young man. One day a nosey journalist ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, mental illness, psychopath, split personality, hotel, nun, sex, corpse, gore, blood, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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