Movies with a twisted plot

List of the best films with a twisted plot, selected by visitors to our site: Mr. Nobody, Memento, Enemy, mother!, The Prestige, Law Abiding Citizen, Shutter Island, Murder on the Orient Express, Seven Psychopaths, Vanilla Sky.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersImmortals, Old man
PlotTime travel, Puzzles, Death, Depression, Mystery
PlaceMars, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Deep Meaning

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersKillers
PlotPuzzles, Revenge, Investigation, Lost memory
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Philosophical

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty, however, of locating his wife's killer is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, Spain
Duration01:28
CharactersSpiders, Doubles, Actors
PlotPuzzles, Obsession, Split personality, Loneliness, Mental disorders
PlaceCanada
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fancy

A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersCannibals, Family, Writers, Friends, Poets
PlotLove, Dancing, Puzzles, Death
PlaceCourt
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Touching

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersMagician, Scammers, Twins, Brothers, Wizards
PlotLove, Magic, Puzzles, Relationship, Obsession
PlaceCourt, England, London
Time19th century
StyleInteresting, Popular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersJudge
PlotRevenge, Death, Justice
PlacePrison, Court
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action, Serious

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPsychopath, Doctors
PlotPuzzles, The escape, Investigation, Split personality, Chase
PlaceSea, Islands, Psychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePopular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Smart

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Malta
Duration01:39
CharactersDogs, Killers, Thieves, Cooks, Lawyers
PlotTime travel, Travel, Prison Break, Abduction, Revenge
PlaceTrains, Mountains
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Gangsters, Killers, Thieves
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Abduction, Cheating
PlaceParty, Deserts, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense, Fancy

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:10
CharactersPsychologists, Friends
PlotLove, Puzzles, Virtual Reality, Obsession, Loneliness
PlaceParty, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Tense, Makes me think

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 illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:50
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Scammers
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Fight, Investigation, Chase
PlaceHotels, USA, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Smart, Intellectual, For men

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many twists and turns.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA, China, Japan
Duration01:56
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival, Puzzles, Chase, Fear
PlaceForest, Beach
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Tense, Fancy, Disturbing

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersScientists, Psychologists
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, Time travel, End of the world, Time machine
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Dystopian, Action, Twisted plot

In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersScammers, Brothers, Businessmen
PlotLove, Puzzles, Survival, Investigation, Birthday
PlaceMexico, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Intellectual

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
CharactersStrong women
PlotWedding, Time travel, Treason, Recurring day, Meaning of life
PlaceCaves, California
StyleLight, Romantic, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters
PlotPuzzles, Gambling, Chess
PlaceEngland, Casino
StyleMind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Heavy, Deep Meaning

Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole client of his accountant elder brother, Billy. Invited to a private game, Jake is in fear of losing his life.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryRussia, USA, Belarus
Duration01:58
CharactersSpy, Scouts
PlotWar
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAtmospheric

The movie is set in Belarus, where a team of counter-intelligence officers is given only three days to find a German radio operator posing as a Soviet soldier, behind soviet lines, on the eve of a major offensive.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:45
CharactersGangsters, Geniuses, Writers, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotSuperpowers, Money, Experiments, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Fascinating, Deep Meaning, Smart

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:55
CharactersThieves, Magician, Scammers, FBI, Millionaires
PlotLove, Robbery, Magic, Puzzles, Bank robbery
PlacePrison, USA, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Smart, Intellectual

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany
Duration01:42
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Police, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Investigation, Split personality, Pursuit, Computers
PlaceParty, Germany, Berlin
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotPuzzles, Life after death
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Atmospheric

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Maids, Actors
PlotInvestigation, Jealousy
PlaceCourt, London
StyleAction, Tense, Gothic, Disturbing

A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical Golem – must be responsible.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Poland, USA
Duration03:00
CharactersActors
PlotPuzzles, Curses, Debts
PlacePoland, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Creepy

An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersKillers, Thieves, Criminals, Guards, Collectors
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Investigation, Skirmishes, Justice
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTense

A cold and mysterious new security guard for a Los Angeles cash truck company surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman's ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Friends, Psychiatrists
PlotTravel, Investigation, Split personality, Death
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Serious, Disturbing

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersImmortals, Family, Scientists, Rich, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Survival, Relationship, Money, Body exchange
PlaceUSA, Laboratory, New York
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Philosophical, Fascinating, For men, Disturbing

An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origins and the secret organization that will kill to keep its secrets.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySpain, Canada
Duration01:54
CharactersMagician, Clairvoyants
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Cheating
StyleUnexpected ending

Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, reappears after an enigmatic absence of 30 years to become the greatest international challenge to both orthodox science and professional sceptics. Tom starts to develop an intense obsession with Silver, whose magnetism becomes stronger with each new manifestation of inexplicable events. As Tom gets closer to Silver, tension mounts, and his worldview is threatened to its core.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany
Duration02:02
CharactersSpy
PlotInvestigation, Inheritance
PlaceGermany
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy, Makes me think

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Family
PlotTime travel, Recurring day, Friendship, Loneliness, Death
PlaceSchool
StyleTense, Makes me think, Touching

Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersHackers, Spy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Puzzles, Skirmishes, Fight, Virtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action

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 person's idea into a target's subconscious.





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