Movies with an unexpected ending

List of the best movies with an unexpected ending, selected by visitors to our site: Fractured, Project Power, The Lodge, The Lion King, Shazam!, Outside the Wire, Star Wars: Episode IX, Orbiter 9, Under the Tree, Predestination.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Fractured (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, detective
CharactersPsychiatrists, Alcoholics
PlaceUSA, Hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Depressive, Heavy, Disturbing

Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While the wife and daughter go downstairs for an MRI, Ray, exhausted, passes out in a chair in the lobby. Upon waking up, they have no record or knowledge of Ray's family ever being checked in.

Project Power (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action
CharactersSuperhero, Dogs, Teens, Gangsters, Teachers
PlotBank robbery, Martial Arts, Fight, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceSchool, Ghetto, Aircraft, Ships
StyleUnexpected ending

An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.

The Lodge (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
CharactersChildrens, Journalists, Sleepwalkers, Dogs, Family
PlotSupernatural, Death, Mental disorders, Cheating, Divorce
PlaceCountry houses
TimeWinter, Dark ones, New Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Gloomy, Disturbing, Serious

When a father is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan and Mia, at their holiday home in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace's dark past.

The Lion King (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
CharactersAnimals, Family, Kings, Lions, Zebras
PlotDancing, Adventure, Survival, Fate, Rivalry
PlaceJungle, Africa, Nature
StyleDisney, For children, Unexpected ending, Touching, Action

Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Shazam! (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CharactersSuperhero, Teens, Family, Demons, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Telepathy, Teleportation
PlaceSchool, Metro
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, DC

A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.

Outside the Wire (2021)
Genrefantastic, action
CharactersSnipers, Robots, Spy, Terrorists, Pilots
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Bank robbery, Martial Arts, War, Fight
StyleUnexpected ending, Netflix, Cyberpunk

In the near future, a drone pilot is sent into a deadly militarized zone and must work with an android officer to locate a doomsday device.

Star Wars: Episode IX (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
PlotAdventure, War, Chase, Superpowers, Telepathy
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleExciting, Star Wars, Action, Unexpected ending

The next installment in the franchise and the conclusion of the “Star Wars“ sequel trilogy as well as the “Skywalker Saga“.

Orbiter 9 (2017)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain, Colombia
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

Helena, a young woman on a deep space mission, has been alone for 20 years. Her parents abandoned ship after a technical malfunction made it impossible for all three of them to reach their intended destination. Alex, an isolated engineer, is about to enter her life and turn her world upside down.

Under the Tree (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryIceland, Poland, Denmark, Germany, France
CharactersDogs, Cats, Neighbors, Lawyers
PlotDeath, Missing people, Mental disorders, Fight
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Disturbing, Psychological problems

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Predestination (2014)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Puzzles
StyleUnexpected ending, Intriguing, Twisted plot

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.

Upgrade (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CharactersBodyguards, Disabled people, Surgeons, Gangsters, Cyborgs
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Martial Arts, Revenge, Death, Technology
StyleWorth watching, Unexpected ending, Exciting, Makes me think, Gloomy

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.

Fight Club (1999)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
PlotSplit personality, Fights without rules, Fight, Obsession, Loneliness
StyleWorth watching, Unexpected ending, Philosophical, For men, Atmospheric

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Cypher (2002)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersHackers, Spy
PlotLost memory, Conspiracies, Double life
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Cyberpunk, Disturbing, Twisted plot

An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.

Captive State (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller
CharactersAliens, Poor
PlotAlien invasion, Uprising, Conspiracies
StyleUnexpected ending, Dystopian

Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored.

Strange But True (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
CharactersTeens, Pregnant, Family, Babies
PlotMystery, Cheating
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Fancy, Disturbing

A woman surprises the family of her deceased boyfriend by telling them she's pregnant with his child.

Us (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Japan, China
PlotSurvival, Chase, Fear
PlaceBeach, Forest
StyleUnexpected ending, Fancy, Disturbing, Tense

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.

I Am Mother (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersRobots, Dogs, Childrens
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Apocalypse, End of the world, Survival, Technology
PlaceBeach, Bunker
TimePost apocalypse
StyleWorth watching, Unexpected ending, Netflix, Philosophical, Atmospheric

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Glass (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, Clairvoyants, Psychiatrists
PlotSupernatural, Mental disorders, Experiments, Investigation, Superpowers
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Psychological problems

In a series of escalating encounters, security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Angel of Mine (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotDepression, Swimming, Pursuit, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceSchool, Australia
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, To cry, Action, Tense

A woman grieving over the death of her daughter loses grip of reality when she begins to think her girl may still be alive.

21 Bridges (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryChina, USA
CharactersHackers, FBI, Police, Criminals, Tough guys
PlotDeath, Money, Investigation, Chase, Fear
PlaceHotels, Kitchen, Metro
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

A disgraced NYPD detective after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.