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 psychological films and TV shows about / with mysterious villain, violence, murder, blood, death, crimes, danger, serial killer, investigation and psychopath plots mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres shot in USA, Italy, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mysterious villain: Zootopia (2016), Inspector Gadget (1983), Twin Peaks (1990), The Clovehitch Killer (2018), The First Deadly Sin (1980), The Night Caller (1975), Collector (2016), S.S.D. (2008), Se7en (1995), Sherlock (2010).

List of mysterious villain movies

 8.0
 375K
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: disney, missing person, animals, adventure, utopia, happy ending, strong female character, anthropomorphism, friendship, investigation, animal protagonist, mysterious villain ...
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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, adventure, good versus evil, private detective, police inspector, mystery, fighting crime, escapades, partners against crime, unlikely partners, odd couple, law enforcement ...
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 8.8
 151K
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, rape, supernatural, who done it, double life, mysterious place, special agents, crime, under the surface ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, 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: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, father son relationship, dark past, investigation, church, psychological thriller, friendship, fear, teenage boy, sadism, double life, murder ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
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The First Deadly Sin (1980)
Genre: 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: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, murder, terminal illness, life is a bitch, crime, couple relations, police investigation, murder investigation, mysterious villain, psychopath, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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The Night Caller (1975)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, law enforcement, crime, pursuit, skyscraper, mysterious villain, psycho killer, criminal, sadistic killer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 6.8
 2K
Collector (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An unscrupulous debt collector who is a prominent member of the Moscow elite has just a few hours to refute an accusation that might cost him his job and his life.
Style: one man show, surprise ending, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychological torture, manipulation, hostage, isolation, guilt, friendship, mysterious villain, frame up, mind game, revenge, vengeance, undercover ...
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 4.5
 518
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: suspenseful, rough, psychological, enigmatic
Plot: maniac, murder, trapped, game of death, filmmaking, mysterious villain, isolation, characters killed one by one, group of strangers, fictional reality show, slasher, violence ...
Place: russia
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 8.6
 1.3M
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, crimes, torture, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 9.2
 689K
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: witty, clever, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, mastermind, partners, sherlock holmes, crime, friendship, british, riddles and clues, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
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 8.4
 451K
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: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: incest, vengeance, secret, loneliness, sin, revenge, losing-it hero, confined, mind game, violence, life is a bitch, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: korea, asia, south korea, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
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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: swat, gambling, murder, psychopath, stadium, danger, race against time, terrorism, hijacking, unemployment, hostages, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.7
 29K
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: gloomy, psychological, tense, scary, stylized ...
Plot: murder, violence, blindness, knife, suicide, mind game, unfulfillment, hallucinations, family relations, fictional reality, mystery, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, secret, small town, fisherman, mystery, buried truth, urban legend, psychopath, who done it ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
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 4.7
 4K
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: offbeat, humorous, not serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, good versus evil, mad scientist, rescue, space travel, kidnapping, androids and robots, heroic mission, sexual relations, chases and races, race against time, woman in danger ...
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: realistic, exciting, rough, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, motorcycle, bar fight, mexican standoff, gas station, tough cop, drug dealer, police investigation, chases and races, unlikely partners, escapades, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
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 5.9
 71K
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, rough, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, fbi, manipulation, torture, death threat, death, forensics, frame up, paranoia, chaos, suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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 7.7
 201K
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, parenting, obsessive quest, family, family life ...
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 3.0
 310
[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, trophy wife, tooth pulling, plot twist, time, real time, psychological torture, neo noir, gore, chainsaw, blood splatter ...
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: monster, ghost, dog, family, mystery, adventure, pets, heroes, crimes, goofy hero, heroic mission, escapades ...
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, serial killer, psychopath, stranded, confined, danger, isolation, gory, survival, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, greece, athens greece
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 6.1
 440
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: scary, realistic, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, mute girl, deadly, woman in danger, danger, strong sexual content, gory, investigation, serial killer, crimes, mystery, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain
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 5.3
 308
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, satanism, cannibalism, old woman, ritual, cook, abandoned, axe murder, drug bust, police officer, evil, cut ...
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 4.9
 1K
The Slayer (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, surreal ...
Plot: slasher, murder, beach, island, psychopath, danger, dream, violence, artist, death, fear, evil ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, master warrior, villain, friendship, team, young heroes, mission, good versus evil, ninja, training, village, leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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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, tense, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, voyeurism, psychopath, investigation, cult, attempted murder, danger, mind game, transsexual, police detective, female killer, stalking ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, harsh, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, slasher, murder, human monster, prostitute, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, mystery, amateur detective, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 66K
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, surreal, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, witch, dancer's life, coven, ballet, killing off one by one, mystery, supernatural, woman in danger, student life, brutality, boarding school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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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: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, stalking, on the road, slasher, murder, truck, truck driver, crimes, deadly, pets, vigilantism ...
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: scary, realistic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, psychopath, slasher, serial killer, hotel, voyeurism, split personality, corpse, gore, blood, nun ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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