Movies with an unexpected ending

List of the best movies with an unexpected ending, selected by visitors to our site: Fractured, Shadow in the Cloud, Hunter Hunter, Antrum, Let Them All Talk, Captive State, The Guest Room, Glass, I Am Mother, Us
In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Fractured (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
PlotWeapon
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Unexpected ending, Heavy, Disturbing, Depressive

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.

Shadow in the Cloud (2020)
CharactersPilots
PlotDeath, Survival, Cheating, Fear, Fight
PlaceAircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleTense, Unexpected ending

A WWII pilot traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight.

Hunter Hunter (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersDogs, Monsters, Serial killers, Wolves, Hunters
PlotObsession
PlaceCanada, Forest
StyleTense, Disturbing, Creepy, Unexpected ending

Joseph and his family live in the remote wilderness as fur trappers but their tranquility starts to be threatened when they think are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf and Joseph leaves them behind to track it.

Antrum (2020)
Markimdb: 4.9
PlotDeath, Mystery
StyleTense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

Rumored to have been lost, Antrum appears as a cursed film from the 1970s. Viewers are warned to proceed with caution. It’s said to be a story about a young boy and girl who enter the forest in an attempt to save the soul of their recently deceased pet. They journey to “The Antrum,” they very spot the devil landed after being cast out of heaven. There, the children begin to dig a hole to hell.

Let Them All Talk (2020)
CharactersWriters, Nephews
PlotJustice, Obsession, Pursuit, Conspiracies
PlaceHotels, New York
StyleTense, Unexpected ending

A celebrated author takes a journey with some old friends to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew comes along to wrangle the ladies and finds himself involved with a young literary agent.

Captive State (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersAliens, Poor
PlotUprising, Alien invasion, Conspiracies
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Unexpected ending

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

The Guest Room (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
PlotMystery
PlaceHotels
StyleUnexpected ending

The morning Stella decides to take her own life, a stranger knocks at her door claiming the guest room he booked for the night. Surprised but charmed by this man who seems to know her very well, Stella decides to let him in. But when Sandro, the man who broke Stella’s heart, joins them at home, this odd sit- uation turns immediately into chaos: Giulio, the stranger, starts unveiling all the secrets of the couple and of the house. Who is Giulio? And what are Stella and Sandro hiding?

Glass (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes
PlotExperiments, Rivalry, Investigation, Supernatural, Superpowers, Mental disorders
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Action

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.

I Am Mother (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration02:14
CharactersRobots, Childrens, Dogs
PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Mystery, End of the world, Apocalypse, Technology, Cheating
PlaceBeach
TimePost apocalypse
StylePhilosophical, For personal development, Makes me think, Worth watching, Atmospheric, Interesting, For a group of friends, Netflix, Womens in main roles, Unexpected ending, Depressive, Tense

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.

Us (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Japan, China
Duration01:56
CharactersFamily
PlotFear, Survival, Chase
PlaceBeach
StyleFancy, Disturbing, Unexpected ending, 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.

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Strange But True (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller
CountryCanada
CharactersPregnant, Family, Teens
PlotMystery, Cheating
StyleUnexpected ending, Fancy, Disturbing, Action, Heavy

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

Qarakoz (2020)
Mark5
CharactersStrong women
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Obsession, Mystery
PlaceUkraine, Forest
StyleTense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

The horror story, imbued with the search for the true evil in this world. The most ancient legends of folklore will be recreated from the ancient beliefs about the otherworldly evil of the Kazakh region. Retelling again, they will merge into the realities of our days. We will see Zhestyrnak, Zhalmauyz Kempir and the Ghost from the Kapchagai highway. In their appearance, the heroes of the film will try to recognize the authenticity of evil, which for centuries has cooled blood and deprived of life. But the bitterness of truth itself will find them - "There is no worse in the world - man."

Monsters of Man (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, action
CountryAustralia
CharactersScientists, Heroes, Robots, Monsters, Hackers
PlotDeath, Survival, Artificial Intelligence, Fight
PlaceJungle, Laboratory, Aircraft, Village, Caves
StyleTense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

A robotics company vying to win a lucrative military contract team up with a corrupt CIA agent to conduct an illegal live field test. They deploy four weaponized prototype robots into a suspected drug manufacturing camp in the Golden Triangle, assuming they'd be killing drug runners that no one would miss. Six doctors on a humanitarian mission witness the brutal slaughter and become prime targets.

Inheritance (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersFathers
PlotFate, Conspiracies
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense, Unexpected ending

The patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy their lives.

The Owners (2020)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.7)
CharactersOld man, Scammers, Killers
PlotRobbery, Cheating, Abduction
StyleUnexpected ending

A group of friends think they found the perfect easy score - an empty house with a safe full of cash. But when the elderly couple that lives there comes home early, the tables are suddenly turned. As a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, the would-be thieves must fight to save themselves from a nightmare they could never have imagined.

Let It Snow (2021)
Markimdb: 4.4
CharactersManiacs, Newlyweds
PlotSnow
PlaceHelicopters
StyleUnexpected ending

Separated from her fiance after sneaking onto a restricted slope, Mia, a free riding snowboarder, must survive not only against nature, but the masked snowmobile rider in black who's out for her blood.

I Care a Lot (2021)
Markimdb: 6.2
CharactersLawyers, Scammers, Gangsters, Judge, Drivers
PlotCheating, Skirmishes, Abduction
PlaceHospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Smart

A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.

Project Power (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists, Superhero, Dogs, Teachers, Gangsters, Bodyguards, Giants, Mutant, Teens
PlotMartial Arts, Motorcycles, Money, Power, Bank robbery, Fight
PlaceSchool, Ships, Aircraft, Ghetto
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.

Dangerous Lies (2020)
Markimdb: 5.2
CharactersNurses
PlotMoney, Cheating
PlaceEstate
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

After losing her waitressing job, Katie Franklin takes a job as a caretaker to a wealthy elderly man in his sprawling, empty Chicago estate. The two grow close, but when he unexpectedly passes away and names Katie as his sole heir, she and her husband Adam are pulled into a complex web of lies, deception, and murder. If she's going to survive, Katie will have to question everyone's motives — even the people she loves.

Wander (2020)
CharactersFBI
PlotInvestigation, Death, Obsession, Conspiracies
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating, For men, Unexpected ending, Smart

After getting hired to probe a suspicious death in the small town of Wander, a mentally unstable private investigator becomes convinced the case is linked to the same 'conspiracy cover up' that caused the death of his daughter.

The Mortuary Collection (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
CharactersDemons, Thieves, Cannibals
PlotSupernatural
PlaceSmall cities
StyleDepressive, Tense, Creepy, Unexpected ending

In the phantasmagorical town of Raven's End, a misguided young girl takes refuge in a decrepit old mortuary. The eccentric undertaker chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last, but the young girl's world is unhinged when she discovers that the final story... is her own.

The Rhythm Section (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, USA
CharactersHired assassins, Journalists, Spy, Bodyguards, Terrorists
PlotInvestigation, Death, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Fight
PlaceEngland, Hotels, New York, Mountains, Aircraft, Forest
StyleUnexpected ending

After the death of her family in an airplane crash on a flight that she was meant to be on, Stephanie Patrick discovers the crash was not an accident. She then seeks to uncover the truth by adapting the identity of an assassin to track down those responsible.

The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy
CharactersThieves
PlotLove, Art
StyleAction, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Hired to steal a rare painting from one of most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control.

Follow Me (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
PlotSurvival, Mystery, Social Media
PlaceMoscow
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

A social media personality travels with his friends to Moscow to capture new content for his successful VLOG. Always pushing the limits and catering to a growing audience, they enter a cold world of mystery, excess, and danger. When the lines between real life and social media are blurred, the group must fight to escape, and survive.

Angel of Mine (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotDepression, Pursuit
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Action, To cry

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, Tough guys, FBI, Criminals, Police
PlotMoney, Investigation, Death, Skirmishes, Chase, Cheating, Fear
PlaceHotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

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

Native Son (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersDrivers, Poor
PlotMoney, Love
StyleDepressive, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

A young African-American man named Bigger Thomas takes a job working for a highly influential Chicago family, a decision that will change the course of his life forever.

Shazam! (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersTeens, Superhero, Family, Pupils, Orphans, Demons, Superhero, Foster children
PlotSuperpowers, Adventure
PlaceSchool
StyleDC, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

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

Anna (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersHired assassins, Strong women, CIA, Lesbians, Girlfriends, Models, Spy
PlotSnow, Undercover
TimeCold War
StyleTense, Disturbing, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

Brightburn (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersChildrens, Family, Aliens, Sheriffs
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Pursuit, Fear, Adoption
PlaceSchool
StyleFancy, Creepy, Tense, Disturbing, For men, Unexpected ending

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Malibu Rescue (2019)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersLifeguards
PlotInvestigation, Chase
PlaceParty, Sea, Beach, Yachts
StyleLight, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

When a long list of shenanigans lands Tyler in hot water, he’s forced to suit up and spend his summer training for an elite junior lifeguard program.

The Lodge (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
CharactersJournalists, Childrens
PlotDeath, Cheating, Mental disorders, Supernatural
PlaceCountry houses
TimeWinter
StyleGloomy, Unexpected ending, Action, Disturbing

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 Fare (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDrivers, Gods, Taxi drivers
PlotLife after death, Love, Love triangle, Treason
StyleUnexpected ending, Romantic

When a charming fare named Penny climbs into his taxi cab, Harris, her world-weary driver, finds himself engaged in the only kind of courtship he can have with a passenger -- one that lasts as long as her trip. That is, right up until she disappears from the back seat without a trace. When confusion gives way to reality, he resets his meter and is instantaneously transported back to the moment when she climbed into his cab. As he and Penny find themselves trapped in an endless nighttime cab ride, with only each other for company, secrets will be revealed, truths will come to light, and Harris' entire life will be changed forever.

Judy & Punch (2019)
CharactersHorses
PlotChase
PlaceSmall cities
StyleUnexpected ending

In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to a inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge.

Don't Listen (2020)
Duration01:37
CharactersWitch, Family, Demons, Writers
PlotGhosts, Moving, Supernatural, Investigation, Fear
PlaceMansions
StyleTense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

After the strange death of his young son at their new home, Daniel hears a ghostly plea for help, spurring him to seek out a renowned paranormal expert.

The Empty Man (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUSA, South Africa, United Kingdom
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Missing people, Sects, Mystery, Consciousness, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Interesting, Gloomy, Disturbing

After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life—and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger.

Last Christmas (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSisters, Elves
PlotHolidays
TimeNew Year
StyleCute, Fascinating, Touching, Soulful, Unexpected ending

Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? That of having accepted to work as Santa's elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.

Rambo: Last Blood (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Spain, Bulgaria
Duration01:01
CharactersFriends, Hired assassins, Horses, Bodyguards
PlotRevenge, Death, Justice
PlaceUSA, Mexico, Party, Deserts
StyleAction, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

After fighting his demons for decades, John Rambo now lives in peace on his family ranch in Arizona, but his rest is interrupted when Gabriela, the granddaughter of his housekeeper María, disappears after crossing the border into Mexico to meet her biological father. Rambo, who has become a true father figure for Gabriela over the years, undertakes a desperate and dangerous journey to find her.

The Fanatic (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.1)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersActors, Maids, Autistic
PlotPursuit, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

A rabid film fan stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star's life.

The Room (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration02:03
CharactersFamily
PlotSupernatural
PlaceFrance
StyleUnexpected ending, Makes me think, For men, Heavy

Kate and Matt discover that a part of their house can grant wishes. In the wake of several miscarriages, what they want most is a child.

Escape Room (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA, South Africa
Duration01:39
CharactersQuest rooms, Students
PlotSurvival, Mystery, Survival, Test, Death, Weapon, Snow, Cold
PlaceAircraft
StyleTense, Unexpected ending, Exciting

Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.

The Good Liar (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
CharactersOld man
PlotSeduction, Money, Relationship, Cheating, Loneliness, Mystery, Computers
PlaceHotels, Berlin
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Atmospheric, For men

An aging con artist cannot believe his luck when he meets a wealthy widow and marks her as his next target. But she hides a secret of her own.

Play or Die (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 3.7)
Genrehorror
CountryBelgium
Duration01:18
CharactersPartners
PlotMystery, Survival, Survival, Fear
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleTense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending, Heavy, Fascinating, Creepy

Welcome to Paranoia, the ultimate escape game. Rule #1: Nothing is real. Rule #2: One of you will die. Lucas and Chloe, two passionate gamers, decide to participate to Paranoia, a very exclusive escape game. After solving a first riddle, they make it to the location of the finale in an abandoned mental hospital, lost in a frightening forest. There, four other participants are waiting on them. They soon realize that only one of them will get out of there alive.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:37
CharactersSpecial agents, Killers, Criminals, Tough guys, Partners, CIA, Spy, Scientists, Warriors, Thieves, Terrorists
PlotMartial Arts, Motorcycles, Chase, Cars
PlaceUkraine, Islands, Helicopters, Aircraft, Night Clubs
StyleUnexpected ending

A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson's US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham's Deckard Shaw.

The Lion King (2019)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersAnimals, Lions, Family, Kings
PlotSurvival, Fate, Adventure, Rivalry, Dancing
PlaceJungle
StyleDisney, For children, Action, Touching, Unexpected ending

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.

Catch-22 (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersSoldier, Pilots
PlotWar, Rivalry, Death, Chase
PlaceAircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Makes me think, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Pianosa Island, Italy, World War II. Bombardier John Yossarian tries to fulfill his duty, maintain sanity and return home as soon as possible, but incompetence and bureaucracy constantly stand in his way.

Close (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersStrong women, Bodyguards, Dogs, Fish
PlotWeapon, Skirmishes, Funeral, Chase, Cars
PlaceDeserts, Hotels
TimeNight
StyleUnexpected ending

A counter-terrorism expert takes a job protecting a young heiress. After an attempted kidnapping puts both of their lives in danger, they must flee.

Gemini Man (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:07
CharactersHired assassins, Snipers, Scientists, Military, Spy, Special Forces
PlotUndercover, Skirmishes, Death, Martial Arts, Survival, Motorcycles
PlaceChina, USA, Hotels, Aircraft
StyleAction, Exciting, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Ageing assassin, Henry Brogen tries to get out of the business but finds himself in the ultimate battle—fighting his own clone who is 25 years younger than him, and at the peak of his abilities.

The Death of Superman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersSuperhero, Dogs, Aliens, Scientists, Tough guys, Warriors, Journalists, Photographers, Bears, Giants, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Investigation, Death
PlaceUSA, Space, Submarines, Spaceships, India
StyleUnexpected ending

When a hulking monster arrives on Earth and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop it. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity.

Outside the Wire (2021)
CharactersPartners, Military, Soldier, Spy, Terrorists, Snipers, Pilots, Robots
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Weapon, War, Death, Martial Arts, Survival, Political, Bank robbery, Hostage, Fight
PlaceAircraft
StyleNetflix, Unexpected ending, 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.

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